Iran - Latest News
Nov 13, 2017 - 06:41 am .- After an earthquake along the Iraq-Iran border left some 340 people dead and another 4,000 injured, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow for the loss of life and offered prayer for the dead and for rescue efforts.
Jul 26, 2017 - 04:29 pm .- Family members of American citizens imprisoned in Iran pleaded with members of Congress on Tuesday to advocate for their safe release.
Jun 9, 2017 - 08:00 am .- After twin terrorist attacks killed at least 17 people in Tehran, Iran, earlier this week, Pope Francis condemned the 'barbaric' act of violence and offered his prayers for the victims and their families.  
Apr 6, 2017 - 04:25 pm .- Religious freedom advocates at the United States capitol on Thursday sent a message of solidarity to all those imprisoned or tortured for their religious beliefs.
Aug 30, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Shia Muslim religious leaders from Iran and U.S. Catholic bishops say they have a common fight against weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and violent religious extremism.
Apr 9, 2016 - 03:52 pm .- Religious liberty advocates applauded a European court’s ruling in favor of asylum for an individual fleeing life-threatening anti-conversion laws in Iran, on the grounds that his security must be taken into account.
Jan 26, 2016 - 09:28 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis met with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for the first time, an encounter that focused heavily on human rights, religious freedom, and an end to the spread of terrorism.
Jan 18, 2016 - 11:30 am .- Religious freedom advocates voiced gratitude and joy at the release of Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen who had been held in an Iranian prison since 2012.
Aug 18, 2015 - 04:58 pm .- Amid Congressional debate over President Barack Obama’s proposed Iran nuclear deal, family and friends of an imprisoned American are pleading for his release to be a part of the agreement.
Jun 4, 2015 - 06:21 am .- The wife of a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran pleaded with members of Congress to work for his release, while voicing the consolation they have found in their Christian faith.
Apr 14, 2015 - 04:03 am .- The head of the U.S. Bishops' international peace committee supports the new framework for Iran's nuclear program and is asking the U.S. Congress not to “undermine” the deal.
Jan 13, 2015 - 12:27 pm .- The publication of the Farsi language edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church may foster further interreligious dialogue in Iran, although this will depend on the commitment of local communities, a Vatican official said.
Nov 28, 2014 - 04:11 am .- Advocates pushing for the U.S. State Department to demand the release of Christen pastor Saeed Abedini – a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran – remained hopeful after Iranian nuclear talks were extended for six months.  
Sep 30, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years.
Aug 14, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Saeed Abedini, a pastor who holds American citizenship and has been captive in Iran for nearly two years, faces new dangers and death threats from fellow prisoners, say his family’s representatives.
Aug 2, 2014 - 06:17 am .- Nearly two years after a U.S. citizen was imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith, calls for his release continue.
May 25, 2014 - 04:09 pm .- After being treated for two months in a hospital for injuries suffered from beatings during his imprisonment, Saeed Abedini – a Christian pastor and American citizen – is being returned to Iran's Rajai Shahr prison.
Dec 27, 2013 - 09:19 am .- A congressional hearing about Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran, produced more calls for his speedy release and warnings that his situation reflects Iran’s continued poor human rights record.
Dec 16, 2013 - 05:21 pm .- The wife of a Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran is relying on her faith as she speaks out to ask for prayers and concrete aid in helping secure the return of her husband to the United States.
Nov 10, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- Iranian authorities have reportedly transferred imprisoned U.S. citizen Saeed Abedini to a dangerous prison, prompting concern from human rights groups and calls for U.S. leaders to secure the Christian pastor’s safety.

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