Tag: Christian persecution

Iran’s supreme leader approves sentencing of Christian pastor without court hearing

Originally published in Persecution.org Pastor Matthias Hagnejad found that his five-year prison sentence was upheld after Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamanei, gave the judges reviewing his verdict special permission to bypass court procedures. The sentence was issued after he had been convicted for “acting against national security”. Pastor Matthias was […]

As government ignores slaughter of Christians, Nigerian bishops beg West for help

Originally published in Lifesite News The president of the Nigerian Catholic bishops’ conference has called on Western nations to “make known the atrocities” inflicted upon Christians and other groups in Nigeria by Islamic terrorists. Archbishop Augustine Obiora Akubeze, the bishop of Benin City, told Aid to the Church in Need […]