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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | October 20, 2018

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China: Christian persecution soars as new laws bite

September 27, 2018 |

Fearful of the Church’s massive growth, China’s authorities are tearing down crosses and replacing them with national flags, limiting congregations to 20, dragging Christians off to ‘re-education’ camps and using face-recognition technology to spy on worshippers

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Kidnapped girl appeals for rescue

September 27, 2018 |

A recording of Nigerian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu pleading with the government to set her free is genuine, according to her father.

The audio message released by Leah’s captors is being analysed by the government but CNN reports that Sharibu Nathan … Read More

Churches closed after Muslim riots

September 27, 2018 |

Due to attacks by Muslim mobs, eight Egyptian churches have been closed.

According to Premier, the Muslim protesters didn’t want the church buildings to be given legal recognition.

Two years ago, the Egyptian government gave churches the same legal rights … Read More

Turkey refuses to free US pastor

September 27, 2018 |

Imprisoned American missionary Andrew Brunson cannot be released, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Premier reports that the Turkish president says his country cannot fulfil “unlawful requests” and will not give in to US threats and sanctions.

Supporters believe Brunson … Read More

Student blinded by mob

September 27, 2018 |

A Christian chemical engineering student in Karachi, Pakistan, was beaten so badly by a Muslim mob that he lost his sight.

Accompanied by an Islamic cleric, 26 men beat Vikram Alvin and then attacked his father and brother outside his … Read More

Over 200 slaughtered in Nigeria

July 26, 2018 |

Ethnic and religious cleansing is barely reported

The latest attacks on Christians in central Nigeria have left over 200 dead.

Heavily-armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen raided mainly Christian villages near Jos in Plateau State over two weeks in June, a fact … Read More

Canadian jailed for handing out tracts

July 26, 2018 |

A Christian who handed out ‘Jesus saves’ leaflets at a gay pride parade in Toronto has been charged with hate crime and faces two years in jail.

Canadian bus driver Bill Whatcott’s pamphlets warned that homosexual acts are strongly linked … Read More

Iraqi Christians say thanks to Mike Pence

July 26, 2018 |

Iraqi Christians have thanked the USA for keeping its promise to help them return to their homes after fleeing from Isis jihadists.

US Vice President Mike Pence has helped Christians rebuild their homes in Iraq after the Isis rampage

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Pastor shot dead in Mexico

July 26, 2018 |

A Mexican pastor has been gunned down nine years after his son was also shot and killed.

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Indian state promises to repeal anti-conversion law

July 26, 2018 |

The state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India intends to reverse a 1978 law which bans converting from one religion to another.

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