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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

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

Our kidnap ordeal served as a warning that the Western Church isn’t ready for Jesus’ return

March 27, 2020 |

David and Shirley Donovan were held hostage for 22 days in the Niger Delta. Their traumatic abduction was, they believe, a warning against lukewarm Christianity ‘Counting the Cost: Kidnapped in the Niger Delta’

By David and Shirley Donovan

Christian Focus … Read More

Attack on church service leaves 24 dead

March 27, 2020 |

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 claimed responsibility for the attack, which was perpetrated in … 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

MPs ‘devastated’ at persecution

February 2, 2018 |

Open Doors UK and Ireland CEO Lisa Pearce talks to MPs about persecution around the world

 

AFTER MPs were briefed on the horrific persecution of many Christians globally, they rushed to voice their shock.

Revealing this year’s World Watch … Read More

Bible survives arson attack on church

February 1, 2018 |

Amid the charred remains of this church stands the altar Bible without so much as a scorch mark.

The open Bible as it was found among the wreckage

The open Bible as it was found among the wreckage

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. Read More

New Year in Nigeria: 65 Christians dead

February 1, 2018 |

Fulani herdsmen regularly attack Christian villages  

Muslim Fulani herdsmen continue to murder Christians in Nigeria, and the latest attacks left at least 65 dead

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Coptic bishop hacked down in Cairo

November 29, 2017 |

A Coptic Orthodox bishop from Upper Egypt has been murdered in a Cairo street.

Captured by security camera before other citizens caught him, Bishop Samaan Shehata’s assailant arrives at a warehouse in pursuit of the injured Shehata, weapon in hand Credit: Morning Star News

Captured by security camera before other citizens caught him, Bishop Samaan Shehata’s assailant arrives at a warehouse in pursuit of the injured Shehata, weapon in hand

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. Read More

Plot to blow up Egyptian church fails

November 29, 2017 |

Egyptian police have prevented a terrorist attempt to bomb a Coptic church in northeast Egypt.

The Mar Girgis (St George) church in El-Arish, which was also attacked during anti-Christian violence in August 2013, was saved by state security forces outside … Read More

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