Persecuted Christians

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Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk.

Iraqi archbishop: make Christian survival focus of papal meeting

Sep 7, 2012

Iraqi Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk has asked the Catholic patriarchs and bishops of the Middle East to speak with... Read more


Imam allegedly faked evidence in Pakistan blasphemy case

Sep 5, 2012

Several witnesses have charged that a Muslim cleric fabricated evidence against a Down syndrome Christian girl accused of violating Pakistan’s... Read more


Vatican defends child with Down syndrome accused of burning Quran

Aug 28, 2012

The head of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue has voiced support for a Christian girl with Down syndrome in... Read more


Thousands of Christians trapped in Syrian village

Aug 25, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Syrian rebel forces have trapped over 12,000 Greek Catholics in a village near the Lebanese border, causing shortages of food,... Read more

Two more Iranian pastors imprisoned for Christian faith

Aug 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Two Christian pastors in Iran have been put in prison and are “facing grave danger” due to their faith, said... Read more


Congressional hearing examines violence against Christians in Nigeria

Jul 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Witnesses at a recent Congressional subcommittee hearing discussed continuing attacks by terrorists in Nigeria and ways that the United States... Read more

Coptic Catholic Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina.

Egyptian bishop hopes next president will protect Christians

May 29, 2012

The Egyptian elections are causing serious doubts among the country's Christians about whether the next president will protect their rights,... Read more

Victims of the Punjab government's land seizure inspect the destruction of their family homes in Lahore, Pakistan.

Pakistani bishop decries government land grab

May 26, 2012

Pakistani Bishop Sebastian F. Shaw is calling for the return of Church land that was seized after the provincial government... Read more