Bassem Herz Attalhah. (Copts United)

Coptic Christian Slain in North Sinai, Egypt

(Morning Star News) – A Coptic Christian killed by Islamic militants in Egypt’s northern Sinai was buried in his home village yesterday amid wailing and tears, religious rights activists said. Bassem Herz Attalhah, 27, was shot to death on a street in El Arish, capital of the North Sinai Governorate, on Saturday (Jan. 13) after […]

Pastor David Amarnath. (Morning Star News)

Police, Hindu Extremists Halt Christmas Celebrations in Uttar Pradesh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Summoned to a police station after Hindu extremists stopped his church’s worship last month, a pastor in northern India brought some 50 Christians with him to help plead for his rights. But 45-year-old pastor David Amarnath of Pathakpur village in Bhadohi District, Uttar Pradesh state, was taken aback by what […]

Roseline Isiocha, one of three nuns and three nuns in training kidnapped in southwest Nigeria. (Diocese)

Reporter’s Notebook, Nigeria: A Journey to Kidnapping Central

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At first the commercial motorcycle drivers I needed clamored for my business, but when they found out I was going to Kwanti village, in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, they all dispersed without haggling over prices. Kwanti and its surrounding villages of large estates inhabited mostly by farmers have been taken […]

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Pastors Draw Close to God as Tribal Churches Are Attacked in India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – When Hindu extremists in India told pastor Karma Oraon they would not stop beating him until he worshipped the monkey god, he felt Christ close to him, he said. “In those moments when they were kicking and beating me, I felt that even if I die now, the Lord will […]

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Christian Widow in Uganda Poisoned on Christmas Day

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Mother, Daughter in Nigeria Pressured to Convert to Islam, Accused of Kidnapping

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At Least Nine People Killed in Attack on Coptic Church in Egypt

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Commentary & Analysis

Reporter’s Notebook, Nigeria: A Journey to Kidnapping Central

KADUNA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – At first the commercial motorcycle drivers I needed clamored for my business, but when they found out I was going to Kwanti village, in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, they all dispersed without haggling over prices. Kwanti and its surrounding villages of large estates inhabited mostly by farmers have been taken […]