Articles on this issue "religious persecution"
"The glories of the past were the beginning but you have to make the glory of the future"
Here is a ZENIT transcription and translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening off-the-cuff to priests and religious in Uganda. * * * There are three things I want to tell you. …read more
Is it that some people simply cannot tolerate Christian beliefs being held by anyone, spoken by anyone, influencing anyone?
Explaining the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage is an action that now risks being categorized as against anti-discrimination legislation. This is the experience of Hobart’s Archbishop …read more
Christians continue to face fierce opposition in many countries and two recent reports provide ample evidence of this. The first one, published by the UK’s office of the organization Aid to …read more
Urges Faithful to Pray and Fast for Brothers on the Mainland
Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong has launched an “urgent appeal” to chiefs of the Communist Party in Beijing, urging them to end an ongoing cross-removal campaign in eastern China’s …read more
Though Church Wishes to Keep Christ's Presence in Region Alive, Has Limited Options
"We are hated because we persist in wanting to exist as Christians. In other words, we are hated because we persist in demanding a basic human right."This strong statement was made by …read more
Also Arrest Local Imam Who Tried to Incite Crowd Against Police
In Pakistan, police have savedaChristian family accused of blasphemyfrom being lynched, reported Fides. There had been a new accusation of blasphemy in the town of Farooqabad, in Punjab, …read more
Pontifical Mission Societies Director Says Nation's Christians Continue Proclaiming God's Word, Giving Witness
The national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Pakistan says that the "Church's mission continues despite terrorism." According to Fides,Fr. Waseem Walter said thatChristians in …read more
The 14-year-old Pakistani Christian burnt alive by a group of unknown young Muslims has died. According to Fides,Nauman Masih passed away Wednesday morning in the hospital in Lahore. The …read more
"The Pope is the cheerleader of all God’s Christians, so we are here to ask his intervention, and particularly, his prayer, for the Christians of Pakistan and our family."In an interview with …read more
In the wake of his weekend visit to Iraq, the Archbishop of Westminster has called for the 'resilience of faith' to never be underestimated. According to Vatican Radio, English Cardinal …read more
For being a Christian, a boy in Pakistan has been burnt alive and now is in serious condition. According to Fides, some young Muslims burnt alive 14-year-old Christian teenager, Nauman Masih, …read more
"I hope that the international community does not remain mute and inert in front of such an unacceptable crime, which constitutes an alarming breach in the most basic of human rights." This …read more
After a petition for her freedom surpassed over half-million signatures, Asia Bibi has sent a letter in which she describes her state of mind before the start of the Easter season as well as …read more
This Easter, the patriarchs and the leaders of Christian Churches in Jerusalem have sent an Easter message and have exhorted people everywhere, despite violence erupting in their region, to …read more
To have lived for 11 years in Pakistan gives one the ability to understand the situation in which Christians live in that country, to analyze the causes and consequences of the terrible …read more