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Persecuted Christians - Latest News

Jan 15, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The diocese of Rome will host a memorial Mass on Friday for Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician in Pakistan assassinated by an Islamic terrorist group 10 years ago.
Jan 4, 2021 - 04:14 pm .- A 25-year-old man who late last year interrupted a Mass in Canada by exposing himself as part of a “prank video” has been charged with a hate crime and banned from all diocesan property.
Dec 4, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- The Catholic leaders of the Holy Land are demanding an investigation into an attempted arson attack at a basilica located near the Garden of Gethsemane.
Dec 3, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an investigation into the forced conversion of women and girls from the country’s religious minorities, drawing praise from Christian aid groups.
Nov 3, 2020 - 11:53 am .- Arzoo Raja, a 13-year-old Catholic girl in Pakistan whom a 44-year-old man allegedly kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam, and married, has been recovered and is in protective custody.
Nov 2, 2020 - 04:31 pm .- An Indian activist and a local Catholic bishop are calling on a local government to investigate an alleged hate crime against Christians that apparently took place after the Christians refused to take part in animist prayer rituals.
Oct 28, 2020 - 06:19 pm .- During a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, one of the sites of the 2019 Easter bombings.
Oct 6, 2020 - 03:13 pm .- A year and a half after church and hotel bombings killed 259 people and injured another 500 in Sri Lanka, five of seven suspects arrested in connection with the attacks have been released by the country’s government.
Sep 29, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- Gunmen kidnapped a Catholic priest in Nigeria’s Delta State on Saturday, the second kidnapping that same priest has experienced since 2018. The kidnappers released him Tuesday, though it is not yet clear whether the kidnappers were paid a ransom.
Sep 9, 2020 - 11:15 am .- A Pakistani court sentenced Asif Pervaiz, a Christian, to death Tuesday on charges of blasphemy.
Aug 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced a new initiative Thursday to report on Christian persecution in Nigeria, where at least 60,000 Christians have been killed in the past two decades.
Jul 31, 2020 - 06:15 am .- Hate crimes against Christians in India increased by 40% in the first half of 2020 despite a three-month nationwide lockdown, according to a new report.
Jul 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Seven years after his kidnapping in Syria, Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio was remembered in Rome Wednesday for his love of the Syrian people and his dedication to peace and justice.
Jun 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a statement on Friday, calling on the Turkish military to halt airstrikes in northern Iraq.
Jun 18, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- The US Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a report Tuesday recommending a “binding agreement” between the United States and Pakistan, with the goal of encouraging Pakistan to improve its treatment of religious minorities.
May 18, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Christians in Nigeria faced escalating persecution and a mounting death toll in the first four months of 2020, a new report has said.
Apr 15, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom has called on the Pakistani government to ensure aid for the COVID-19 pandemic is being justly distributed to religious minorities, after receiving reports that aid organizations were barring Christians and Hindus from receiving food assistance.
Mar 6, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The Archbishop of Bangalore decried Wednesday the removal of a statue of Christ from a Christian cemetery. The statue was taken down after complaints from non-local Hindus.
Mar 5, 2020 - 10:00 am .- This May, For the Martyrs will host the first March for the Martyrs on May 9 in Long Beach, California.
Feb 26, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bishops of Nigeria told the nation’s Catholics to wear black on Ash Wednesday to protest the ongoing persecution of Christians in the country.

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