Tag: Christian persecution

Murder of Nigerian senator,doctor and church leader a blow to reconciliation

[notice]An Open Doors News profile on Gyang Dantong and his legacy to Nigeria’s suffering church.[/notice] He was among a handful of elected members of Nigerian government attempting to bury the more than 100 Christians killed just the day before, when Muslim gunmen had rampaged through several villages in Nigeria’s central […]

International clamour for Asia Bibi’s release grows

Originally published in National Catholic Register Amid the growing international campaign demanding release of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five sentenced by a trial court to death for blasphemy, a Church official in Pakistan says the local Church would prefer to maintain a solemn, prayerful vigil. “We understand the […]

Two Kenyan churches attacked; at least 17 dead

Barnabas Aid helping victims By Compass Direct News and barnabasaid Attackers with guns and hand-grenades killed at least 17 people and wounded scores more during worship services at two churches on Sunday in Kenya. Three of those killed were children. Two were police officers standing guard over one of the […]

Sudanese authorities demolish two church buildings

By Compass Direct News JUBA, South Sudan — Athorities in Khartoum demolished two church buildings last week, days after confiscating three Catholic schools, sources told Compass. Officials from the Ministry of Planning and Housing of the local government authority on June 18 sent bulldozers that destroyed a church building belonging […]

Authorities order demolition of 20 churches in Indonesia

Originally published in Barnabasaid The authorities have ordered 20 churches in an Indonesian district to tear down their buildings; this follows the closure of 16 smaller Christian places of worship in the same district last month. Razali Abdul Rahman, the acting regent of Aceh Singkil in the semi-autonomous province of […]