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Persecution Watch Archives - HEART Christian newspaper

Asia Bibi forgives her persecutors

March 28, 2020 |

“I knew it was going to happen,” says the mother held on death row for over eight years

In France for the launch of her new biography, persecution survivor Asia Bibi met President Macron and said she forgives those who … Read More

Murdered for using water from a well

March 28, 2020 |

In an echo of Asia Bibi’s case, a 22-year-old farm worker has been murdered after washing with water from a Muslim’s well.

Pakistani Christian Saleem Masih died on 28 February, three days after he was tortured by other farm labourers … Read More

Christian leader in India run over by motorcycles

March 28, 2020 |

Violence against Christians in India hit a new level when Hindu extremists ran their motorcycles over a key evangelical leader after beating him.

Morning Star News

Church leader Isaac Paulose in hospital after Hindus attacked him in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh … Read More

Shot for building a church

March 28, 2020 |

Two Pakistani Christians who were building a church have been shot by locals who don’t want the church in their village.

Religious freedom charity CLAAS-UK report that Muslims in the village of Sahiwal in Punjab attacked the Christian community when … Read More

Attack on church service leaves 24 dead

March 27, 2020 |

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 07:46 pm

A church service in Burkina Faso was a scene of devastation when suspected jihadists entered and killed 24 Christians, including the pastor. Another 18 people were wounded.

No Muslim extremist group … Read More

Muslims beat up  street preacher 

March 27, 2020 |

A Christian street preacher in Trondheim, Norway, was abducted, beaten, robbed and threatened with death if he didn’t convert to Islam.

Four Muslim men asked Roar Fløttum to pray for a friend who, they claimed, had injured his foot. Instead, … Read More

Severe sentence for Chinese pastor

February 1, 2020 |

A Chinese megachurch pastor, Wang Yi, has been jailed for nine years for “subversion of state power” and “illegally operating a business”.

According to Faithwire, Yi, the lead pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu (the capital of Sichuan … Read More

ISIS executes 11 Nigerians as “message” to all Christians

February 1, 2020 |

An Islamic jihadist group has killed 11 Christians in Nigeria in revenge for the US assassinations of Isis leader Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman last year.

“This message is to the Christians in the world”

The Isis faction, called the … Read More

Boris pledges support for persecuted Christians

February 1, 2020 |

The Prime Minister’s Christmas message highlighted the plight of Christians around the globe who are suffering for their faith, and he promised to defend them.

Boris Johnson said: “Today of all days, I want us to remember those Christians around … Read More

New Sudan government reverses years of persecution

February 1, 2020 |

The attendance of Muslim government officials at a Christmas celebration in Sudan shows how far religious freedom has progressed since the new regime took office.

After making Christmas a public holiday for the first time in eight years, the government … Read More

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