Sep 10, 2012 - 12:42 pm .- Amid continued pressure from the international community, Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been released from an Iranian prison after nearly three years of facing the threat of execution for his religion.
Sep 7, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- A judge granted bail on Friday, Sept. 7 to a 14-year-old Christian girl with Down syndrome who has been held on suspicion of burning pages of the Quran.
Sep 7, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Iraqi Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk has asked the Catholic patriarchs and bishops of the Middle East to speak with Pope Benedict XVI about their fears that the survival of Christianity in the region is at risk.
Sep 5, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Several witnesses have charged that a Muslim cleric fabricated evidence against a Down syndrome Christian girl accused of violating Pakistan’s strict blasphemy law.
Aug 28, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- The head of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue has voiced support for a Christian girl with Down syndrome in Pakistan, who was arrested for allegedly burning pages of the Quran.
Aug 25, 2012 - 04:38 pm .- Syrian rebel forces have trapped over 12,000 Greek Catholics in a village near the Lebanese border, causing shortages of food, medicine and other urgent supplies.
Aug 7, 2012 - 11:45 am .- Two Christian pastors in Iran have been put in prison and are “facing grave danger” due to their faith, said the leader of a Washington, D.C.-based law center that advocates global religious freedom.
Jul 17, 2012 - 02:08 am .- Witnesses at a recent Congressional subcommittee hearing discussed continuing attacks by terrorists in Nigeria and ways that the United States can respond to the violence.
May 30, 2012 - 12:20 am .- The Egyptian elections are causing serious doubts among the country's Christians about whether the next president will protect their rights, with the Muslim Brotherhood's commitment being especially unclear, a senior Catholic bishop in Egypt has said.
May 26, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Pakistani Bishop Sebastian F. Shaw is calling for the return of Church land that was seized after the provincial government bulldozed a school, chapel and homeless shelter on the site this past January.
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