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Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022.

Persecuted bishop in Nicaragua tells faithful to overcome evil with good

Aug 12, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, who has been under house for eight days, called on the faithful not to... Read more

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Coptic archbishop: Condemning persecution of non-Christians follows the example of Christ

Jul 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Christians around the world must speak out against persecution of non-Christians, the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London told CNA during... Read more

Government restrictions on religion reach new peak, Pew Research Center says

Nov 15, 2020

Government restrictions on religion are at their highest since tracking began in 2007, the Pew Research Center has said in... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Pope urges 'full rights' be given to persecuted Rohingya minority

Aug 27, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Sunday Pope Francis made a fresh appeal on behalf of the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority, voicing his closeness to... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis: The way of Christ is the way of persecution

Jun 28, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that of the world, and being... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope makes renewed plea on behalf of persecuted Rohingya minority

Feb 8, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation,... Read more