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Bishop Louis Mascarenhas of Allahabad greets Father Babu Francis at the gate of Naini jail in Prayagraj district with a bouquet of flowers.

Indian priest jailed under ‘anti-conversion’ laws is released

Dec 22, 2023

By Anto Akkara

Father Babu Francis was detained by the police on Oct. 1 after he sought information on the arrest and detention... Read more

A Coptic Orthodox church in Old Cairo, a historic area of the Egyptian capital.

Report declares treatment of Christian minority women and girls a ‘human rights catastrophe’

Nov 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The study says that in some cases forced conversions could amount to ‘genocide.’ Read more

Azoo Raja.

Legal group highlights forced marriages, conversions on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Christian group marked International Women’s Day 2021 by highlighting forced marriages and conversions - an ongoing problem for millions... Read more

Rep. Chris Smith.

Hearing outlines forced marriages, conversions in Egypt

Jul 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A recent hearing in the nation's capital drew attention to the growing accounts of Coptic women in Egypt being kidnapped... Read more