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Imprisoned pastor worse off since Iran deal

Saeed Abedini

WASHINGTON—Naghmeh Abedini, wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, listened intently to Pope Francis’ historic address to a joint session of Congress today from her seat in the House gallery. Saturday marks three years since Iranian authorities jailed her husband on …

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Sudan church wins court battle for property

Sudan churches

KHARTOUM, Sudan — A Christian church in Sudan has won a four-year court battle to prevent the Sudanese government from forcibly taking the church’s property and giving it to Muslim investors, Morning Star News has reported. The Administrative Court of …

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Nigeria claims successes against Boko Haram

Displaced children in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria — A new multination military offensive is causing Boko Haram to surrender “en masse,” a Nigerian military official claimed Sept. 13, just as humanitarian aid groups said Boko Haram attacks were creating a major hunger crisis in the …

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Growing tension against Christians cited in India

India

NEW DELHI — Heightened hostilities against Christians in India that began late last year continued through the summer, with Hindu extremists threatening Christians and forcing them to “reconvert” to Hinduism, church leaders said. In Rajasthan in the northwest, 10 Christian …

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China locks away Christian lawyer in “secretive detention”

Zhang Kai

The family of Christian human rights lawyer Zhang Kai received a notice Friday (Sept. 4) stating Zhang has been placed under secretive detention and accused of “stealing, secretly collecting, purchasing, or illegally providing state secrets or intelligence to an organization, …

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Islamic State forces Syrian Christians to sign contract

Syrian Christians

The Islamic State terror group published photos of the terror group forcing Syrian Christians to sign a dhimmi (non-Muslim) contract that forces the Christians to pay a “jizya” tax and severely curtails their freedom to practice their faith under the …

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