Christian Family in Hiding after Hindu Extremist Mob Assaults Them in India

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Assailants threaten to kill Christians if they report attack to police. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, October 3, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A retired pastor, his wife and their sons are in hiding from police after a Hindu extremist mob injured them in a gruesome assault in northern India, sources said. Patram Mangala, retired Church of North India … Read More

Christian in Uganda Loses Children, Mother and Stepfather to Islamist Attack, Sources Say

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Suspected radical Muslims set house on fire. By Our Nigeria Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 2, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A 36-year-old Christian near Kampala, Uganda is mourning the deaths of his son, daughter, mother and stepfather, who were killed when Muslim extremists set their house ablaze seven weeks ago, sources said. Before the radical Muslims set Ali Nakabale’s house on … Read More

Algeria: Another church closed by government

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Algerian Christians request ongoing prayer as the government campaign against churches continues. On 25 September, officials informed leaders of the church of Tigzirt, a coastal town northeast Algeria in Tizi-Ouzou Province, that their building would soon be closed. Gendarmes sealed it the following day. The building was used as a Bible school, which started in 2013, and for worship since … Read More

Boko Haram Executes Two Christian Aid Workers in Nigeria

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Islamic extremist group vows to kill others from predominantly Christian tribes. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, September 30, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist group Boko Haram released a video last week showing the execution of two Christian aid workers in Nigeria, sources said. Lawrence Duna Dacighir and Godfrey Ali Shikagham, both members of the Church of Christ in … Read More

Ransom Paid, but Kidnapped Pastor’s Wife Is Killed in North-Central Nigeria

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Another pastor is shot dead in southern Kaduna state. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, September 27, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen this month kidnapped and killed a pastor’s wife in north-central Nigeria’s Kaduna state three days after suspected herdsmen killed a Baptist pastor in another part of the state, sources said. Unaware that Esther Ishaku Katung had … Read More

Christians in Algeria Hit with More Church Closures

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Police seal building without advance notice. By Our Algeria Correspondent TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria, September 26, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Authorities today sealed shut a church building in Tigzirt, Algeria, two days after shutting another building serving two churches without prior notice, sources said. Acting on orders from the governor of Tizi-Ouzou Province, eight police officers arrived at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday … Read More

Iran: Educational challenge for children of converts

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Friends of Yousef Nadarkhani – a pastor previously sentenced to death for apostasy and presently in Evin prison due to his Christian faith – and his wife Tina Pasandideh request prayer for their sons’ educational situation. Daniel (17) and Yoel (15) are presently unable to receive high school diplomas as the state refuses to recognise them as Christian, despite their … Read More

Algeria: Another church building forcibly closed

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Algerian Christians request prayer as the campaign to close churches continues. On 24 September, the police director of Boghni announced that a church building in Boghni had been sealed, based on a closure order issued by the Governor of Tizi Ouzou on 18 September. Boghni is located 35 km south of Tizi Ouzou. The church building serves two congregations. Both … Read More

Police Help Hindu Extremist Efforts to Shut Down Christian Worship in India, Sources Say

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Officers beat, threaten victims of Hindu nationalist attacks, Christians say. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, September 25, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists and police in eastern India this month ordered jailed Christians to stop gathering for worship, with the extremists threatening to bring a venomous snake to bite a pastor’s wife, sources said. The house-church pastor, his … Read More

Iran: Three converts receive 6-month prison sentences

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Asghar Salehi and Mohammadreza Rezaei, Persian Christian converts from Fars Province, request prayer after they and another Christian convert each received six-month prison sentences on account of their faith and Christian activity. Asghar (43) came out of serious addiction and turned to Jesus Christ and met with Mohammadreza (35) and other Christians who had experienced similar problems with addiction. On … Read More