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Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

How China uses technology to repress Uyghurs

Apr 15, 2019

Government-run social media and facial recognition technology are being used to help monitor and detain Muslims in China's Xinjiang Uygur... Read more

The flag of the People's Republic of China.

China's crackdown on Christians continues

Jan 15, 2019

A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far... Read more

Cardinal Tagle, president of Caritas International, visits Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Dec. 3, 2018.

Researchers find 'evidence of genocide' against Rohingya

Dec 6, 2018

By Courtney Mares

As new evidence emerges of atrocities committed in Burma's Rakhine state, the president of Caritas International visited Monday a Rohingya... Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

China criticized for repression of Muslim ethnic group

Sep 25, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sept. 21 joined voices from Pakistan and around the world in denouncing Chinese... Read more

A mosque in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, October 2006.

Chinese region sought to demolish mosque amid crackdown on religion

Aug 10, 2018

Officials in an autonomous region of northwest mainland China intended to demolish a mosque on Friday, but were met by... Read more

European Commission officials visit camps for internally displaced Rohingyas in Burma.

Are the Rohingya returning to Burma? All is not as it seems.

Aug 3, 2018

The Rohingya, a long-suffering Muslim minority in Burma, are allegedly peacefully returning to their country from Bangladesh, where thousands fled... Read more

Egypt mosque attack kills more than 230 (Updated)

Nov 24, 2017

Terrorists attacked a mosque on Egypt's Sinai peninsula during Friday prayers, killing 235 people. The incident was condemned by Cardinal... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon.

Burma's cardinal: 'The Pope will come to heal the wounds of the country'

Oct 20, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis’ trip to Burma will help heal the wounds of his country, especially for minorities under attack, the nation's... Read more

Quebec cardinal pledges solidarity, prayer for victims of mosque attack

Jan 30, 2017

The deadly mosque attack in Quebec on Sunday prompted massive grief from the city's cardinal, and pledges to support the... Read more

Pope Francis mourns the Quebec mosque attack with Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, Jan. 30, 2017.

Pope Francis condemns shooting at Quebec mosque

Jan 30, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis met Monday with Cardinal Gérald Lacroix of Quebec, conveying his sorrow for the victims of a shooting the... Read more

Christian families displaced by violence in India's Odisha state in 2008.

Concern mounts in India over persecution of religious minorities

Dec 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

The rise in attacks by Hindu radicals against members of minority religions in India, primarily Christians and Muslims, is drawing... Read more