After Killing of Clergyman, Priest Narrowly Escapes Death in Southeastern Nigeria

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Muslim Fulani herdsmen shoot at his windshield two weeks after death of priest, parishioner. By Our Nigeria Correspondent JOS, Nigeria, August 19, 2019 (Morning Star News) – After the killing of a Roman Catholic priest and a parishioner in southeastern Nigeria earlier this month, another clergyman on Thursday (Aug. 15) narrowly escaped an attack by Muslim Fulani herdsmen about 40 miles … Read More

Christian Mother in Somalia Divorced, Beaten

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Muslim husband discovers her Bible. By Our East Africa Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya, August 16, 2019 (Morning Star News) – The husband of a 32-year-old mother of two children in Somalia had just discovered that his wife owned a Bible and demanded that she reveal who had given it to her. “I told my husband that I found the Bible in Nairobi … Read More

Christian Family Takes Refuge in Mountains after Expulsion from their Home in Mexico

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Eight children, 87-year-old grandfather drink rain water, dew. By Our Mexico Correspondent MIAMI, August 15, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Miguel Pérez Díaz, his eight children and 87-year-old father have been living in a mountainside shack since May, when local officials expelled them from their village in Chiapas state, Mexico. Relatives, friends and neighbors in Tajlovijho, a village in the … Read More

Iraq: Intimidation of Nineveh Plain Christians

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Iraqi Christians asked us to pray for the town of Bartella, a predominantly Christian town in the Nineveh Plains, east of Mosul, where Christian communities are facing growing intimidation and threats from ethnically Shabak militias.   Bartella was among the towns from which thousands of Christians were forced to flee in August 2014 as Daesh (Islamic State) violently seized control … Read More

Foreign Christians Arrested on Charges of ‘Converting’ in Nepal

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Leave evangelizing to Nepali church, Christian leader advises foreigners. By Our South Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, Aug. 8, 2019 (Morning Star News) – A Christian from South Korea arrested in Nepal on charges of “attempting to convert” was released on bail on Wednesday (Aug. 7), sources said. Cho Yusang, a 73-year-old evangelical Christian, posted bail of 150,000 Nepalese rupees (US$1,330) … Read More

As Church Worships, Police in Algeria Arrive to Seal Building

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Congregation initially refuses to leave. By Our Algeria Correspondent TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria, August 7, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Interrupting a worship service, police on Tuesday (Aug. 6) sealed a church building in north-central Algeria, less than three months after locking shut another site in the same area. “I am deeply saddened by so much injustice – it breaks my heart,” pastor … Read More

Algeria: another church closure in Tizi Ouzou Province

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Algerian Christians request prayer following the closure of another church on 6 August. The church in Boudjima, 25km from Tizi Ouzou, was sealed closed by officers of the National Gendarmerie, upon the orders of the governor of Tizi Ouzou Province.   This church is affiliated with l’Église Protestante d’Algérie (EPA), the legally recognised umbrella group of Protestant churches in Algeria, … Read More

Christians in the Philippines Decry Growing Hostilities after Killing of Pastor

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Churches upset with government tactics. By Our Philippiines Correspondent MINDANAO, Philippines, August 6, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Following the killing of a pastor on the Island of Mindanao on Friday, church leaders in the Philippines decried an alleged increase in attacks on Christian human rights defenders since the start of the Rodrigo Duterte administration in 2016. Pastor Ernesto Javier … Read More

Public Awareness, Pressure Helps Persecuted Christians Win Justice in India

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Christian victims arrested again, but outcry saves them. By Our India Correspondent NEW DELHI, August 2, 2019 (Morning Star News) – An attorney representing Christians threatened at a wedding in northern India – with police joining in the verbal abuse and then arresting the Christians – couldn’t believe what was now happening to him. Attorney Harjinder Singh had gone to … Read More

Reporting Persecution to Police a Vanishing Option for Christians in India

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Hindu extremists beat, deprive them of basic services in Bihar state. By Our Southern India Correspondent HYDERABAD, India, July 30, 2019 (Morning Star News) – Persecution of Christians in Bihar state, India, has so intensified in the past two years that Pastor Shelton Viswanathan didn’t dare call police after Hindu extremists broke bones in his hand and foot. “If I force … Read More