Cardinal Zen: I fear Vatican will sell out China’s underground Church

Cardinal Zen said the Pope was ‘naive’ in his pursuit of a deal with Beijing Cardinal Joseph Zen has accused the Vatican of betraying the underground Church in China by pursuing a deal with the government. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong said he has written “many letters” to Pope… Continue reading Cardinal Zen: I fear Vatican will sell out China’s underground Church

Son of murdered Pakistani politician receives death threats for supporting Asia Bibi

Shan Taseer called for prayers for the Christian woman currently on death row for allegedly insulting Islam The son of a Pakistani politician killed for opposing the country’s harsh blasphemy laws says he is now receiving death threats for supporting a Christian woman on death row for insulting Islam. Human rights activist Shan Taseer called… Continue reading Son of murdered Pakistani politician receives death threats for supporting Asia Bibi

Pope to Coptic patriarch: ‘We are united in the blood of our martyrs’

Francis called Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros to express his condolences after the Cairo cathedral attack Pope Francis has phoned Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, expressing his prayers and condolences for a terrorist attack at the Cairo cathedral that left 24 Christians dead. “We are united in the blood of our martyrs,” the Pope… Continue reading Pope to Coptic patriarch: ‘We are united in the blood of our martyrs’

Syriac Catholic patriarch ‘horrified’ after seeing Iraqi ‘ghost towns’

Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan visited beleaguered Christians in northern Iraq last month The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called “ghost towns” during a recent visit to northern Iraq. Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan wrote in an email to Catholic News Service that there was little… Continue reading Syriac Catholic patriarch ‘horrified’ after seeing Iraqi ‘ghost towns’

Top 10 places Christians are persecuted (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Christians have been persecuted since its birth. Throughout history men, women and children have been killed for serving God and, unfortunately, today is no different. Despite the presence of first-world laws to protect Christians in countries like the United States, religiously-fueled hate crimes continue to run rampant. Sadly, several countries across the globe have no… Continue reading Top 10 places Christians are persecuted (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Iraqi Christians determined to return to their homes, says archbishop

Archbishop Bashar Warda said 100,000 people have begun preparations to return to ancient towns and villages in the Nineveh Plain Displaced Iraqi Christians are determined to return to their homes in areas liberated from ISIS, according to the bishop who has led the relief effort during their period of exile. Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil… Continue reading Iraqi Christians determined to return to their homes, says archbishop

12 killed as Islamist gunmen target Christians in Kenya shooting

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro Guest House Islamic extremist gunmen from neighbouring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya’s northern Mandera County, an official said on Tuesday. Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the early-morning attack on the Bishaaro Guest House, saying its fighters targeted Christians,… Continue reading 12 killed as Islamist gunmen target Christians in Kenya shooting

Christians in Germany assaulted by Muslims

Iranian refugees enter Germany in hopes of safer, better lives, but are met with assaults from their Muslim shelter-mates. One recently arrived refugee spoke to humanitarian group World Watch Monitor, which CNA reported. Written on the wall in his shelter were the words, “The time has come to cut off the heads of all non-believers!”… Continue reading Christians in Germany assaulted by Muslims

Suspects in latest killings of Catholic priests in Mexico arrested

Mexican authorities in Veracruz have arrested a suspect in the late September killing of two Catholic priests, the latest violence against Catholic targets in the heavily Catholic country. An official of the Mexican bishops’ conference recently said it’s the most dangerous country in the world to be a Catholic priest Mexican authorities have arrested a… Continue reading Suspects in latest killings of Catholic priests in Mexico arrested

Modern Martyrs

Recent research that has uncovered three hundred German martyrs to Nazism flies in the face of much recent historical reinterpretation, which holds the Church reacted weakly — or in some cases cooperated with Adolph Hider’s regime. The first volume of the Martyrologium Germanicum, entitled German Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century, confirms the Catholic position during the dictatorship. The… Continue reading Modern Martyrs

Coptic Christians in Egypt continue to suffer exceptional abuse and discrimination amid religious intolerance

Christian Copts in Egypt continue to suffer discrimination. The growing religious intolerance in Egypt has resulted in the increased threats and violence against the nation’s Christian minority. Coptic Christians make up only around 10-20 percent of Egypt’s population, and are considered one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. They are considered Middle East’s… Continue reading Coptic Christians in Egypt continue to suffer exceptional abuse and discrimination amid religious intolerance

International charity says migrants should be housed apart based on their faith as migrant violence escalates

Open Doors international charity has called for a more compassionate response towards Christian migrants and refugees in Germany by ensuring they are provided with adequate protection. Remarks from the charity came after church officials said Christians avoid Muslim dominated camps for fear of further persecution, opting for Christian charities, homes or churches as refuge instead.… Continue reading International charity says migrants should be housed apart based on their faith as migrant violence escalates

2015 the worst year so far for Christians: Record-breaking list of Christian-Persecuting Nations released

The Open Doors 2016 World Watch have released the list of nations where Christians were persecuted in for religious reasons in 2015. And the the record-breaking result of the analysis is quiet alarming and disheartening. “Last year was the worst year in modern history for Christian persecution,” according to a report by the Open Doors 2016… Continue reading 2015 the worst year so far for Christians: Record-breaking list of Christian-Persecuting Nations released

A combined Plea of Intervention for Persecuted Christians

On Tuesday, December 15th, the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops had a joint meeting and have sent an appeal to Stéphane Dion, the nation’s new minister of foreign affairs, to advocate on behalf of persecuted Christians. “From Egypt to Iran and from Iraq to Nigeria, Christian communities throughout the region experience… Continue reading A combined Plea of Intervention for Persecuted Christians

David Cameron deplores ‘systematic’ persecution of Christians

The Prime Minister has backed a new report by Aid to the Church in Need into the global persecution of Christians David Cameron has given his support to a new report into the persecution of Christians around the world. In a statement read out at the launch of Aid to the Church in Need’s ‘Persecuted… Continue reading David Cameron deplores ‘systematic’ persecution of Christians