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ISIS claims responsibility for Cairo church bombing

The attack on Sunday in Egypt’s capital left 24 Coptic Christians dead. ISIS claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 24 Coptic Christians, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt against civilians and Christians in particular. In a statement circulated online, it said the






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How 226 Assyrian Christians were freed from ISIS

Bishop organised the raising of millions of dollars to pay ransom to the Islamic extremists Deep inside Syria, a bishop worked around the edges international law to save the lives of more than 200 people — one of the largest groups of hostages yet documented in ISIS’s war in Syria and Iraq. It took more






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First beheaded, now targeted for their organs, Christian persecution intensifying – Why are Christians the target of organ harvesting?

Human rights groups are speaking out against China’s use of the forced organ harvesting of religious minorities in prison, many of whom are Christians. Canadian attorneys David Matas and David Kilgour recently reported there have been between 60,000 and 100,0000 organ transplants in China, many of which were the result of forced harvesting performed on






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Iraqi Catholics return to church ransacked by ISIS

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been destroyed, including the statue of the






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Cardinal Nichols visits Gaza’s Christians

‘Their numbers are small, but their faith is strong,’ the cardinal said Cardinal Vincent Nichols visited the Gaza Strip on Sunday to offer support to the territory’s tiny Christian minority. The Archbishop of Westminster praised Gaza’s Christians, whose numbers have dwindled during a decade of Hamas rule and an Israeli-Egyptian blockade. “There has always been






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