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US Congress condemns Iran for sentencing Christian pastor to death
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US Congress condemns Iran for sentencing Christian pastor to death

Originally published in FoxNews.com Congress unanimously approved a new resolution condemning the Iranian government for sentencing to death a Christian pastor accused of renouncing Islam. Youcef Nadarkhani’s sentence has been affirmed at the highest levels of Iran’s legal system and could be carried out at anytime, according to his supporters. […]

Two churches targeted in bomb attack in Nigeria
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Two churches targeted in bomb attack in Nigeria

By Obed Minchakpu — Compass News Direct   SULEJA, Nigeria – Suspected Islamic extremists detonated a bomb outside a church building here on Sunday (February 19), two months after Boko Haram Islamists killed 44 Christians and blinded seven in a church bombing in nearby Madalla.   Sunday’s blast in Suleja, […]

Jailed Iranian pastor’s health deteriorating
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Jailed Iranian pastor’s health deteriorating

Originally published in Worthy News The health of a jailed pastor of one of Iran’s largest evangelical house church movements is deteriorating and there were fears on Monday he that may die, a well-informed representative told Worthy News. Behnam Irani, who was jailed for what critics view as “trumped up” […]

Congressional resolution condemns Iran, demands Youcef Nadarkhani’s release
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Congressional resolution condemns Iran, demands Youcef Nadarkhani’s release

Originally published in Christian Post United States Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-Pa.), with the support of seven members of Congress, introduced a resolution into the US House of Representatives Friday that condemns Iran for continuing to imprison pastor Youcef Nadarkhani and calls for his immediate release. The resolution, called H. Res. […]

Christian convert jailed for 2 years in Iran
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Christian convert jailed for 2 years in Iran

Originally published in Worthy Christian News A Christian convert has been sentenced to two years in prison by a Revolutionary Court in Tehran. Leila Mohammadi received the sentence after spending five months in the infamous Evin prison, according to Mohabat News service. Mohammadi was convicted of “broad anti-Islamic propaganda, deceiving […]