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France leads West in helping Lebanon after catastrophic blast in Beirut
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France leads West in helping Lebanon after catastrophic blast in Beirut

News summary by Mindy Belz, senior editor of World France is taking a lead among Western nations, with the United States making tentative (my take) offers of help in the wake of Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut. The official death toll stands at 137, with more than 5,000 injured and at least […]

Christians are under increased persecution amid coronavirus pandemic (PHOTO: Open Doors)
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Covid-19 adds to suffering of persecuted Church

Covid-19 has considerably changed daily life for most people in most countries around the world. This worldwide crisis, however, has a devastating influence on the persecuted Church and Christians in countries closed to the Gospel. Open Doors, an international organisation, aiming to support and strengthen persecuted Christians in more than […]

Iranian Christian human rights activist Mary Fatima Mohammadi (PHOTO: International Christian Concern)
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Iranian Christian human rights leader sentenced to flogging and prison

Iranian Christian human rights activist Mary Fatima Mohammadi (PHOTO: International Christian Concern) Originally published in International Christian Concern. International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on April 21, Christian human rights activist Mary Fatima Mohammadi received a suspended prison sentence of three months by the Iranian government. The sentence included […]