Employer Allegedly Sends Hit Men to Kill Christian

In another village, Muslim relatives destroy home of new believer.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Christian employee’s Muslim supervisor sent people to kill him last month in eastern Uganda after he refused to convert to Islam, sources said. Christians at the funeral of evangelist Fred Isiko, who drove a van for Ashirafu Kasenyi’s cargo transport company, said Kasenyi was behind the killing of Isiko […]

Pastor in Algeria Receives Suspended Sentence and Fine

His church building one of three a court orders sealed.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after a a court in Algeria ordered pastor Rachid Seighir’s church to close, a judge in handed him a one-year suspended sentence and a fine for “shaking the faith” of Muslims with Christian literature at his bookstore, sources said. Pastor Seighir’s Oratoire Church building in the […]

Christian Couple on Death Row in Pakistan Acquitted

Blasphemy charges based on false evidence, judges rule.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) today acquitted a Christian couple sentenced to death on charges of blaspheming Islam, their attorney said. Justice Shahbaz Ali Rizvi and Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh accepted an appeal challenging the death sentence and acquitted Shagufta Kausar, 52, and her husband, 49-year-old Shafqat Emmanuel, on the […]

Pastor Seriously Wounded, Father Killed in Northern India

Tribal relatives arrested on murder charges.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Relatives of a pastor in northern India killed his Christian father with axe and sword blows and seriously wounded the church leader and his brother for leaving tribal religion, sources said. While local media and police portrayed the May 18 attack in Rajasthan state as a dispute over land, Pastor […]

COVID-19 Leads to Prosecution of House-Church Group in Vietnam

Organization’s registration suspended.

(Morning Star News) – A house-church organization in Vietnam is facing government prosecution and community hate due to COVID-19, sources said. A couple who attended the meeting place of the Revival Ekklesia Mission (REM), an independent, charismatic house-church organization headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, went to the Gia Dinh General Hospital on May 26 […]

Fulani Herdsmen Kill Pastor, 3-Year-Old Son in Nigeria

Attack on mission takes another key Christian worker.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen in Niger state, Nigeria have shot to death a missionary and pastor and his 3-year-old son, sources said. Leviticus Makpa, 39, had established a Christian school in Kamberi village, where he served as a pastor and church planter. His son, Godsend Makpa, was killed in the attack on […]

Herdsmen Attacks Kill 37 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Pastor says terrorists roam freely in presence of security personnel.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen on Sunday (May 23) killed 14 Christians in a village near Jos, Plateau state and eight others in another village, sources said. Herdsmen attacked Kwi village, Riyom County, near Jos, at about 11 p.m., said area resident Solomon Mandiks, a Christian rights activist. “Fourteen Christians were butchered to […]

Pastor Contracts COVID-19 after Assault in Eastern India

Wife knocked unconscious, uncle injured – and criminally charged.

(Update: On June 5, pastor Ramnivas Kumar died of COVID-19. The original story of May 26 follows.) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor in eastern India contracted COVID-19 while seeking treatment at hospitals where personnel were reluctant to admit him for injuries sustained in a Hindu extremist assault last month, sources said. Pastor Ramnivas […]

Two More Christians Killed in Miango, Priest Slain in NW Nigeria 

Clergyman in his 70s kidnapped.

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed two more Christians in Plateau state on Friday night (May 21), the same day a Catholic priest was found slain in northwest Nigeria’s Katsina state, sources said. Following the killing of a young Christian mother and a 19-year-old Christian man in Jebbu Miango village, Miango District on […]

Young Mother, 19-Year-Old Christian Killed in Central Nigeria

Muslim Fulani herdsmen earlier threatened family.

JOS, Nigeria, May 21, 2021 (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed the wife and nephew of a Christian in Plateau state, Nigeria in an attack on their home on Thursday night (May 20), sources said. Jeffrey Moses, 26, said he and his wife, 21-year-old Ladi Jeffrey, and nephew Shadrach Zwewhie, 19, were asleep when […]