Christian persecution

Christian Father Imprisoned for Homeschooling: Cuba Went to War with Us

A Cuban Evangelical pastor sentenced to two years in prison for homeschooling his children says his family has endured “psychological pressure and a war on behalf of authorities” for refusing to allow the Castro regime to indoctrinate his children into communist ideology.

Cuban school children salute the national flag 03 September 2002 at the "Juramento de Baragua" elementary school in La Habana. This particular school was part of Fidel Castro's restoration project of 437 schools and construction of 344 schools to reach the standards of the National Education System. AFP PHOTO/Adalberto ROQUE …

Sri Lanka Focuses on Protecting Muslims After Easter Church Jihad

Authorities continued imposing curfews Wednesday night in Sri Lanka after a wave of largely Sinhalese Buddhist led vandalism on Muslim businesses and mosques prompted a nationwide law enforcement effort to protect the nation’s Muslim minority.

Sri Lankan police stand guard as school students return to classes as schools re-open across the country after the Easter attacks in Colombo on May 6, 2019. - The head of Sri Lanka's Catholic Church appealed for calm on May 6 after sporadic violence between Christian and Muslims north of …

Jihadists Bomb Christian School in Syria, Killing Four Children

Jihadists bombed the Syria Christian village of Al-Sekelbiya (Suqaylabiyah) Sunday, killing at least four children during a catechism lesson along with their teacher and leaving another six children injured, according to local media.

Wounded Syrian men who were evacuated from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the embattled city of Aleppo, sit in a Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulance upon their arrival in the opposition-controlled Khan al-Aassal region, west of the city, on December 15, 2016, which is the first stop on their trip, where humanitarian …

Chinese Officials Announce Demolition of Underground Parish Church

Communist party officials have notified a diocese in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province that they will soon demolish the underground church of the Annunciation because of the failure of its pastor to join the state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association.

SHIJIAZHUANG, CHINA - APRIL 09: (CHINA OUT) A Chinese Catholic deacon holds a bible at the Palm Sunday Mass during the Easter Holy Week at an 'underground' or 'unofficial' church on April 9, 2017 near Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on …

Gunmen Kill Six, Burn Down Catholic Church in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO (AFP) – Gunmen killed a priest and five church-goers during mass on Sunday in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and local official said.

A picture take on October 30, 2018 shows Burkinabe gendarmes sitting on their vehicle in the city of Ouhigouya in the north of the country. - Two Burkinabe soldiers were killed and three wounded in the night of November 5, 2018 in Nassoumbou, northern Burkina Faso, near the Malian border, …

Cuban Pastor, Wife Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Homeschooling

The Cuban communist regime sentenced Evangelical Pastor Ramón Rigal to two years in prison – and his wife Ayda Expósito to a year and half – on Monday for homeschooling their children, less than a week after their arrest for promoting the practice.

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Sri Lanka Mulls Burqa Ban as Easter Jihad Death Toll Rises to 321

Sri Lanka may be considering joining a growing number of governments in banning the burqa, an Islamic head covering that leaves no part of a woman’s body visible, local media reported Tuesday in the aftermath of the series of suspected jihadist bombings targeting Christians on Easter Sunday.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 20: A Turkish girl stands in a crowd of women wearing burqas during the Shia holy day Ashura February 20, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. Ashura is a Shia Muslim holy day, celebrated as the most important day of the longer Muharram festival. The Ashura festival commemorates …

Another French Church Burns on Easter Sunday, Probable Arson

Police have confirmed that a fire in the French church of Notre-Dame de Grâce on Easter Sunday appears to have been intentionally set, making it the latest in a string of desecrations of Christian churches in the country.

French Gendarmes and firemen work outside a house where five people were found dead on January 21, 2013 in Garons, near Nimes, southern France. The bodies of two adults and three children were found by firemen after a neigbour called for a fire in the afternoon. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL …