Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi. (Article18)

Christian Flogged in Iran, Pastor and Wife Forced to Flee

(Morning Star News) – The flogging an underground Christian in Iran received and the harsh prison sentence upheld for the pastor of a legally recognized church reflect the growing dangers of Christian faith in the country. Mohammad Reza (Youhan) Omidi on Oct. 14 received 80 lashes for drinking Communion wine. Alcohol is forbidden only for […]

Bishop David Sanda of the Dunamis Christian Centre was injured in attack in Anyigba, Kogi state, Nigeria. (Facebook)

Churches Attacked amid #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Protests against police brutality in Nigeria that grew into generalized unrest over poor government took on a religious dimension this week with attacks on Christians and church buildings. Following peaceful protests that began earlier this month against torture and killings by Special Anti­­-­Robbery Squad (SARS) forces, counter-demonstrations against the #EndSARS […]

An official seal for a church closure in Guangdong Province, China. (China Aid)

Christians in China Forced to Replace Christian Items with Portraits of President

(Morning Star News) – An 84-year-old Christian in Shanxi Province, China was among people in at least five provinces ordered to remove Christian imagery from their homes and replace them with pictures of President Xi Jinping, religious rights magazine Bitter Winter reported. “The township [Chinese Communist] Party [CCP] secretary asked me to take down and […]

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Christian Girl, 13, Forcibly Married, Converted in Pakistan, Father Says

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Karachi, Pakistan are ignoring the kidnapping and forcible conversion to Islam of a 13-year-old Christian girl by a 45-year-old Muslim whose two brothers are police officials, sources said. Ali Azhar, a neighbor of the victim’s Catholic family, abducted Arzoo Raja on Oct. 13, and her family went to […]

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Young Christian Man Hacked to Death in North-Central Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central … [Read More...]

Christian’s Hearing Damaged in ‘Reconversion’ Attacks in India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian and his 20-year-old son … [Read More...]

Three Young Christians Assaulted in Khartoum North, Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A pastor’s son, his cousin and their … [Read More...]

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Christians in China Forced to Replace Christian Items with Portraits of President

(Morning Star News) – An 84-year-old Christian in Shanxi Province, China was among people in at least five provinces ordered to remove Christian imagery from their homes and replace them with pictures of President Xi Jinping, religious rights magazine Bitter Winter reported. “The township [Chinese Communist] Party [CCP] secretary asked me to take down and […]