Police in India Assault, Charge Pastor for Family Devotional

Officers tie him to tree and beat him, sources say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Nearly two months after police arrested a pastor in India from his grandmother’s home, tied him to a tree and beat him, threats from officers and others have kept him from filing a complaint on the brutality, sources said. Pastor Pravesh Kumar of Amamahua, Uttar Pradesh state was visiting a […]

Christian in Pakistan Wrongly Jailed without Trial, Lawyer Says

Islamist bias results in four years without bail.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian in Pakistan has spent more than four years in jail on a false blasphemy charge as courts have delayed processes due to Islamist bias and discrimination against him, his attorney said. Patras Masih was 18 years old when he was accused in February 2018 of sharing a […]

Muslim Father Kills Daughter on Day She Converts

Woman dies after being stabbed in the eyes.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A woman in central Uganda who accepted Christ at a church service on May 29 was killed later that day when her father stabbed her in the eyes for leaving Islam, sources said. After having several dreams about Christ, 28-year-old Hawa Amoti of Nansana, Wakiso District visited a Christian neighbor […]

Killer of Coptic Priest in Egypt Sentenced to Death

Convict said to have shouted jihadist slogan as he stabbed clergyman.

(Morning Star News) – The convicted killer of Archbishop Arsanious Wadid in Alexandria, Egypt was sentenced to death on Saturday (June 11), according to Copts-United. Nehru Abdel Moneim Tawfiq was sentenced to death after a long session in which the 22nd District Alexandria Criminal Court headed by Waheed Sabry watched surveillance camera video of the […]

Christian in Pakistan Jailed since March 2019 Granted Bail

Mentally ill Stephen Masih falsely accused of blasphemy, sources say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A mentally ill Christian jailed since March 2019 on a charge of blasphemy, punishable by death, has been granted bail, sources said. Stephen Masih was arrested on March 11, 2019 after a Muslim mob burst into his home in Imranpura Bedian village, Sialkot District, beat him and other family members […]

Christian Girl in Pakistan Testifies of Kidnapping, Rape

Police initially slow to investigate Muslim who ‘married’ her, sources say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A 15-year-old Christian girl told a court in Pakistan on Monday (June 6) that she was kidnapped and raped by the Muslim accused of abducting her and forcibly converting and marrying her. While most girls facing captors’ threats to harm them or their families are pressured into making false statements […]

Terrorists Gun Down, Bomb Worshippers in Southwest Nigeria

Catholic church service in Ondo state attacked.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Terrorists launched a gun and bomb attack at the end of a Catholic Mass in southwest Nigeria on Sunday (June 5), killing an estimated 70 worshippers, sources said. The terrorists attacked the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo state, at about 9 a.m., church leaders and residents told […]

Youth Pastor Killed in Muslim Extremist Attack on Church

Two injured in assault following burial.

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A youth pastor in Uganda died on May 26 from an axe blow to the head sustained during an Islamic extremist attack on a church on May 20, sources said. Emmanuel Mugabi sustained deep cuts on his leg and head and lost consciousness in the attack, said Bishop Sserugga John […]

Clergyman Kidnapped, Christians Killed in Northern Nigeria

Eight slain in Bauchi state.

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Abductions of Christian church leaders continued in northern Nigeria with the kidnapping of two Roman Catholic priests last week and two other clergymen earlier this month in Katsina state, sources said. The kidnapping early on Wednesday (May 25) of priests Stephen Ojapah and Oliver Okpara, along with two parishioners from […]

Muslim Forcibly Marries, Converts Christian Girl, Family Says

Neighbor kidnapped 15-year-old, relatives say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in Faisalabad, Pakistan who abducted a 15-year-old Roman Catholic girl has forced her to marry him and convert to Islam, but police refuse to help the family, sources said. Nadeem Masih, a sanitation worker at a textile factory, told Morning Star News that his daughter, Saba Masih, was abducted on […]