Copy of arrest warrant for pastor Prem Bahadur in Nepal for allegedly violating lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic. (Morning Star News)

Police in Nepal Falsely Charge Pastors with Violating Coronavirus Lockdown, Sources Say

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police arrested two pastors in Nepal on Saturday (March 28), falsely charging them with holding worship services amid the Himalayan country’s lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, sources said. Police jumped over a locked gate and intruded into the Nissi Church building in Surkhet District, Karnali Province as […]

The Rev. Philemon Hassan Kharata with Baptist church truck confisicated in 2012. (Facebook)

Baptist Church Recovers Truck Confiscated Eight Years Ago in Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Christian leaders in Sudan rejoiced when the new transitional government on Wednesday (March 25) released a truck confiscated eight years ago from a Baptist church. The Rev. Philemon Hassan Kharata, a well-known gospel music composer and singer and senior pastor of the church, confirmed the release of the […]

Pastor Wang Yi and wife Jiang Rong. (China Aid)

Harsh Sentence for Pastor Wang Signals Severe Crackdown in China, Sources Say

(Morning Star News) – The sentencing of pastor Wang Yi to nine years in prison this week for “subversion” and “illegal business activities” shows how authorities in China are increasingly intolerant of unregistered churches, sources said. Pastor Wang of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, was sentenced in closed-door […]

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Police Detain Christians Providing Aid to the Poor in Tamil Nadu, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state rushed to a slum where Christians were providing food and other aid earlier this month and detained them on false charges of forcible conversion, sources said. Marakkanam police in Viluppuram District humiliated the Christians, including the presbyter of the Viluppuram Church of […]

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Harsh Sentence for Pastor Wang Signals Severe Crackdown in China, Sources Say

(Morning Star News) – The sentencing of pastor Wang Yi to nine years in prison this week for “subversion” and “illegal business activities” shows how authorities in China are increasingly intolerant of unregistered churches, sources said. Pastor Wang of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, was sentenced in closed-door […]