Shuttered 'Oratoire' Church in downtown Oran, Algeria. (Morning Star News)

Order Issued to Close Church Building in Oran, Algeria, Christian Leaders Say

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – An order to close a church building in the city of Oran, Algeria was issued last fall but was not conveyed to the pastor until last weekend, sources said. Pastor Rachid Seighir did not receive the Nov. 10, 2019 closure order until Saturday (Jan. 11), he said. “This official […]

Garissa County, Kenya. (NordNordWest, Wikipedia)

Three Christian Teachers Killed in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Somali Al Shabaab rebels killed three Christian teachers in northeast Kenya at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 13), sources said. “One of the attackers said, ‘We cannot allow infidels to teach our children,’ and there and then fired at three teachers as I managed to escape through 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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Large-Scale Killings, Kidnappings Hit Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Sources Say

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – More than 200 Muslim Fulani herdsmen have attacked predominantly Christian villages in southern Kaduna state, Nigeria since Jan. 6, killing at least 35 people and kidnapping 58 others, including a mother and her 6-month-old baby, sources said. Armed with AK-47s, the herdsmen on motorcycles rampaged through 10 predominantly Christian […]

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Christian Woman en Route to Her Wedding, 10 Others Killed in Nigeria

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Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 13 Christians, Wound Three in Central Nigeria

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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 […]