Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

Francis will speak at the al-Azhar University during his visit to Egypt on April 28-29 Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world’s leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the Catholic Church on a two-day trip to Cairo. The Pope is scheduled to… Continue reading Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

Arsonists attempt to set fire to cathedral in Nepal’s capital

‘The local Christian community is now living under threat,’ says priest Arsonists attempted to set fire to Assumption Cathedral, the first public Catholic worship place in Hindu-majority Nepal. Ucanews.com reported that Fr Ignatius Rai, pastor of the cathedral parish, said the incident occurred around 3am, April 18, when “unknown persons” broke into the church premises.… Continue reading Arsonists attempt to set fire to cathedral in Nepal’s capital

Death toll rises following Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday

ISIS claims responsibility for the latest attacks on the country’s Christian minority that have left at least 43 people dead and more than 100 injured Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault… Continue reading Death toll rises following Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday

Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

Muslim villagers suspected that a Christian teenager who allegedly converted to Islam was being held captive by her family Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt. The Friday clashes injured four policemen and seven of the Muslim villagers. Police have made eight arrests. The… Continue reading Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

Nigeria tops record for number of Christians killed for faith-related reasons

Christians are facing growing persecution around the world, fueled mainly by Islamic extremism. At least two million people, many of them Christians, have been displaced from their homes in the northern part of Nigeria, where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has vowed to make life miserable for Christians. Report says that Nigeria came first… Continue reading Nigeria tops record for number of Christians killed for faith-related reasons