Suicide Attack on Church in Pakistan Darkens Christmas Celebrations

At least nine killed, more than 50 wounded, sources say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Terror struck Christians in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province today as four terrorists allegedly linked with the Islamic State (IS) attacked a church, killing at least nine worshippers and injuring more than 50 others. Police and church officials told Morning Star News that four suicide attackers stormed the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church […]

Christians Beaten, Falsely Charged and Jailed in Mob Attack in India, Sources Say

Come, let us burn them alive,’ Hindu extremists shout.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Seven Christians in India have been booked on charges of hurting religious feelings after Hindu extremists savagely beat them when they gathered to pray for a sick man at his home, sources said. Police in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh state on Dec. 4 charged the six Christian men and one woman […]

Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors, Stop Gospel Event in Chhattisgarh State, India

Police complicit in harassment, Christian leaders say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, Hindu extremists stopped a planned three-day gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state, India minutes before it was to begin, sources said. Hindu nationalists beat pastor Vijay Jogi and pastor Santosh Rao minutes before the start of the first meeting, […]

Government of Pakistan Bows to Islamists on ‘Blasphemy’ Suspects, Critics Say

Last chance for saving Aasiya Noreen (Asia Bibi) put in jeopardy.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The Pakistan government’s surrender to demands of an Islamic extremist group jeopardizes the last chances for Christian mother Aasiya Noreen (Asia Bibi) to overturn her death sentence for “blasphemy,” sources said. The government’s inability to withstand the violent protests and demands of the upstart, Muslim extremist Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah […]

Christian Family in India Receives Notice to Stop Worship in Their Home

Order comes from senior officials, Hindu nationalists, sources say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – For 12 years Mahendra Nagdeve had met with friends and relatives in his house in Madhya Pradesh state, India to worship Christ until he received this notice from city officials this month: “With effect from the moment you receive this notice, you must not conduct any Christian congregational activity,” the […]

Christians in India Praise God in Spite of Police Brutality, Month in Jail

Officers beat, falsely charge victims of another Hindu extremist attack, Christians say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Six Christians facing false charges, two of them beaten by police, were jailed for a month for praying for a sick woman in eastern India, they said. After tribal Gondi villagers in Simdega District, Jharkhand state, attacked the Christians on Sept. 16, officers at the local police station refused to listen […]

Christians Charged with Serious Crimes after Hindu Extremists, Police Detain Children in India

Christians were making routine, annual train trip to Bible conference.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Two Christians face charges of kidnapping and forcible conversion in India after Hindu extremists attacked them and children on their way to a youth Bible conference by train, sources said. The Hindu extremists later savagely beat Christian parents trying to regain custody of their children at a police station, the […]

Hindu Extremists Beat Pastor Unconscious in Southern India after ‘Miraculous’ Conversions

Assailants were masked, but they had threatened him before, he says.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Weeks after a pastor led five families to faith in Christ in southern India, masked men on motorbikes intercepted him on his way home from worship and tried to kill him, sources said. Pastor Banothu Sevya, 26, was in a coma for 48 hours after the drunken Hindu extremists beat him […]

Officials, Police in Tamil Nadu State, India Halt Worship in 10 Churches

Hindu extremists compel authorities to act.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Officials and police in Tamil Nadu state, India, have ordered 10 churches to discontinue worship services, sources said. Hindu extremists compelled state officials and police to issue orders to the churches in Coimbatore District to stop worship unless they obtain permission from the collector’s office, and the extremists intend to […]

Torture of Pastor in India Ruins Livelihood, Hearing – but Not His Faith

Hindu extremists pressure police to file false charge against couple, sources say.

  HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India has lost hearing in one ear after Hindu extremists tortured him, pressured police to falsely charge him and prevented doctors from treating him, sources said. Pastor Abhay Sagar, 37, of Biswan town in Sitapur District in the northern state, was about to begin preaching on […]