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  • Pakistan: Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison under Blasphemy Law
    by Order of Saint Andrew on February 22, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    For information about the Orthodox Mission in Pakistan, see here. For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, see here. “Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison under Blasphemy Law,” Morning Star News, February 19, 2024: LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A judge sentenced a Christian to life in prison under Pakistan’s

  • Nigeria: Government Keeps Christian Orphans Hostage
    by Order of Saint Andrew on February 22, 2024 at 10:49 am

    For information about Orthodox Christianity in Nigeria, see here. For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Nigeria from ChristianPersecution.com, see here. “Nigerian Government Keeps Christian Orphans Hostage,” International Christian Concern, February 17, 2024: 02/17/2024 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The 16 Christian children from Du Merci Orphanage will remain in Nigerian government custody. This is

  • Pakistan: Christian Homes Hit with Gunshot, Fuel Bombs
    by Order of Saint Andrew on February 21, 2024 at 10:06 am

    For information about the Orthodox Mission in Pakistan, see here. For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, see here. “Christian Homes in Pakistan Hit with Gunshot, Fuel Bombs,” Morning Star News, February 15, 2024: LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslims fired gunshots and threw fuel bombs at the homes of

  • Iran: At Least 166 Christians Arrested in Last Year for Their Faith
    by Order of Saint Andrew on February 20, 2024 at 10:11 am

    The U.S. State Department has classified Iran as a “country of particular concern” for “having engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom.” For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of Iran, see here. “At Least 166 Christians Arrested in Iran Last Year for Their Faith,” Iran Wire, February 19, 2024: Christian rights organizations have documented a

  • Uganda: Christian Convert Couple Slain for Their Faith
    by Order of Saint Andrew on February 19, 2024 at 8:33 am

    The disturbing treatment of Twaha Namwoyo and Nadiimu Katooko illustrates yet again how conversion to Christianity is so often the occasion for persecution of Christians — both of the converts and of those who brought the converts the word of the Gospel.  Among the Christians of Uganda are around 35,000 Orthodox Christians. For information about


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  • Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison under Blasphemy Law
    by Christian Daily International-Morning Star News on February 19, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – A judge sentenced a Christian to life in prison under Pakistan’s blasphemy statutes for a social media message that relatives say was posted using a phone stolen from him, sources said. Fanson Shahid, 56, had been beaten in his home in Lahore when arrested in March 2022 and The post Christian Sentenced to Life in Prison under Blasphemy Law appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Christian Convert Couple Slain for their Faith
    by Our East Africa Correspondent on February 16, 2024 at 5:13 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A formerly Muslim couple in eastern Uganda, parents of four young children, were slashed to death on Feb. 2, two months after putting their faith in Christ, sources said. Twaha Namwoyo, 38, and his 27-year-old wife, Nadiimu Katooko, were slain for their faith outside their house in Bulalaka village, Saala The post Christian Convert Couple Slain for their Faith appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Christian in Pakistan Released after Accuser Admits False Blasphemy Allegation
    by Christian Daily International-Morning Star News on February 15, 2024 at 11:15 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – In a rare move in Pakistan, police discharged a 72-year-old Christian from a blasphemy case after the complainant admitted she had falsely accused him, sources said. Younis Bhatti, known as Bhagat, had been arrested and charged with desecrating the Quran under Section 295-B of Pakistan’s blasphemy statutes, which The post Christian in Pakistan Released after Accuser Admits False Blasphemy Allegation appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Christian Homes in Pakistan Hit with Gunshot, Fuel Bombs
    by Christian Daily International-Morning Star News on February 15, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Daily International–Morning Star News) – Muslims fired gunshots and threw fuel bombs at the homes of Christians in a village in Pakistan at 2 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 12) for supporting an opposing political party in last week’s elections, sources said. No one was hurt in the attacks in Chak 6/11-L village in The post Christian Homes in Pakistan Hit with Gunshot, Fuel Bombs appeared first on Morningstar News.

  • Christian Mother from Sudan Beaten in Refugee Camp
    by Our Sudan Correspondent on February 14, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Among the estimated 2,000 displaced Sudanese who are converts from Islam is a mother of seven children whose husband beat her upon learning of her Christian faith, sources said. Hawa Ismail Abdalla, 44, received medication for head injuries after her Muslim husband beat her on Dec. 27 at the The post Christian Mother from Sudan Beaten in Refugee Camp appeared first on Morningstar News.


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  • Persecution Watch: Pray for Indonesia
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on February 22, 2024 at 8:59 am

    (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in a prayer conference call for America hosted by Persecution Watch. INDONESIA: Population: 278 million, Christians: 34 million In real numbers, the Christian population in that country has grown by nearly 5 million people over the past decade, roughly a … … Continue reading →

  • Prayers for Persecuted Believers 
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on February 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in a prayer conference call for America hosted by Persecution Watch. Around the world, many Christians are persecuted — imprisoned, even killed — for their faith. Currently, there are over 300 million people facing persecution daily.   Sara (not her real name) … … Continue reading →

  • The Prayer of the Righteous Avails Much
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on February 20, 2024 at 1:10 pm

    (Voice of the Persecuted) You are invited to join us on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in a prayer conference call for America hosted by Persecution Watch. Christian Convert Couple Slain for their Faith A formerly Muslim couple in eastern Uganda, parents of four young children, were slashed to death on Feb. 2, two months after putting … … Continue reading →

  • Christian Mother from Sudan Beaten in Refugee Camp
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on February 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    (Morning Star News) – Among the estimated 2,000 displaced Sudanese who are converts from Islam is a mother of seven children whose husband beat her upon learning of her Christian faith, sources said. Hawa Ismail Abdalla, 44, received medication for head injuries after her Muslim husband beat her on Dec. 27 at the Wedwiel Refugee … … Continue reading →

  • Christian Convert Couple Slain for their Faith
    by VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on February 20, 2024 at 12:11 am

    (Morning Star News) – A formerly Muslim couple in eastern Uganda, parents of four young children, were slashed to death on Feb. 2, two months after putting their faith in Christ, sources said. Twaha Namwoyo, 38, and his 27-year-old wife, Nadiimu Katooko, were slain for their faith outside their house in Bulalaka village, Saala Parish, … … Continue reading →

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