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Amid the charred remains of this church stands the altar Bible without so much as a scorch mark.
Unsurprisingly, the Christians who used to worship here believe the undamaged Bible is a sign from God to encourage them in their faith after their church was firebombed.
China, Nigeria and India share the dubious distinction of being the ‘top three’ countries for increased attacks on Christians.
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A Coptic Orthodox bishop from Upper Egypt has been murdered in a Cairo street.
The attacker slashed Bishop Samaan Shehata in the head, neck and torso.
According to Morning Star News, a security spokesman said the suspect, Ahmed Saeed Ibrahim, was mentally ill, but neighbours denied this, saying he was a Muslim who had been radicalised a year ago. Since then, Ibrahim had begun praying in the street, shouting loudly and calling Christians infidels.
Captured by people on the street in the outskirts of Cairo and now in custody, Ibrahim reportedly approached Shehata wielding a large knife or cleaver, while the bishop was waiting for another clergyman in his car.
Port authorities in Sudan have held a shipment of Bibles without explanation for over two years.
Morning Star News reports that the container was one of two deliveries of Arabic Bibles destined for Khartoum. Other shipments of Bibles to Port Sudan …
Two assistant pastors arrested by the Burmese (Myanmar) army last December were sentenced to prison on 27 October.
The charges of unlawful association, defaming the military and spying were all denied by the pastors.
Pastor Dom Dawng Nawng Latt, 65, was given four years and three months, while Pastor La Jaw Gam Hseng, 35, received two years and three months.
The two ethnic Kachin pastors, members of the Kachin Baptist Convention, were alleged to be spies for the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO).