Suspected Islamic Extremists Kill Four Christians in Sudan

Four others wounded in pre-dawn attack.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A church pastor and three other Christians were killed in Sudan on Monday (Jan. 23) when suspected Islamic extremists shot them to death, an area source said. Four of the victims’ traveling companions were wounded when the assailants opened fire on the team at the facility where they were spending […]

Bill in Pakistan Would Expand Misused Blasphemy Law

Muslim threatens colleague in retaliation over work conflict.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed legislation to make the country’s blasphemy laws stricter even as their blatant misuse again came to light in a threat to falsely charge a Christian woman. The woman, a Catholic widow, was terrified after a Muslim colleague threatened to file the false blasphemy […]

Terrorists Kill, Kidnap Christians in Northern and Southern Nigeria 

Church members terrorized in Kaduna and Enugu states. 

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Five Christians were killed on Jan. 17 in northern Nigeria’s Kaduna state, while a church leader in the southeastern state of Enugu said Christians there were “under siege.” In southern Kaduna state’s Zonkwa town, Zangon Kataf County, terrorists attacked at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 17, said local council official […]

Five Christians Killed in NE Nigeria, 12 in Middle Belt

Six members of family slain in one attack.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed five Christians early Sunday morning (Jan. 22) in northeast Nigeria, following the slaughter of 12 Christians on Friday (Jan. 20) in the country’s Middle Belt, sources said. In Bauchi state’s Tafawa Balewa County, area residents said herdsmen attacked the predominantly Christian community of Gambar Sabon Layi, […]

Blast at Baptism Service in DR Congo Kills 14 Christians

Islamic State affiliate suspected in bombing of church.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim militants were suspected in the bombing of a Protestant church baptism service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that killed at least 14 worshippers on Jan. 15, officials said. While DRC officials said at least 14 died and 63 were wounded in the blast in Kasindi, in the eastern […]

Christian Worship Service Prohibited in Indonesia

Church blocked from renting one venue is banned from new site.

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Morning Star News) – A church in Indonesia on Jan. 8 was prohibited from holding a Sunday service in front of a city hall building, where it had gone after losing its prior worship venue in a mall, sources said. Following opposition to the church’s services in a mall in Medan, North Sumatra Province, […]

Pastor Shot, Christian Worshippers Kidnapped in Northwest Nigeria 

Nigeria moves up to No. 6 among countries with the worst persecution.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Terrorists attacked a church service in northwestern Nigeria on Sunday (Jan. 15), shot and wounded the pastor and kidnapped 25 congregation members, sources said. The assailants stormed into the morning worship service of New Life for All Church in Katsina state’s Dantsauri village, Gidan Haruna District, Kankara County, said Gambo […]

Christian Falsely Accused of Blasphemy, Father Says

Image posted in social media group sends sanitation worker to jail.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – His voice shaky, Saleem Masih said his family has been living in fear since Nov. 29, when his son was arrested on false accusations of blasphemy – which can carry the death penalty in Pakistan. Officials of the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cybercrime unit took Ishtiaq Saleem, a 31-year-old father of […]

Catholic Priest Burned to Death in Niger State, Nigeria 

Assistant priest shot, hospitalized.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – A Roman Catholic priest in northwest Nigeria was burned to death before dawn today when assailants set his parish living quarters ablaze and wounded an assistant priest, sources said. Police said the assailants tried to enter the home of the Rev. Fr. Isaac Achi, on the premises of the St. […]

Radical Muslims Kill Christian after Religion Debate

Father of four helped lead 13 Muslims to Christ.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A 37-year-old father of four was killed on Jan. 2 after participating in a Christian-Muslim debate in eastern Uganda at which 13 Muslims put their faith in Christ, sources said. Ahamada Mafabi was returning from the debate in Nakaloke, Sironko District outside Mbale when men on two motorcycles shouting the […]