Staff Members at Emergency Maternity Ward in Pakistan Kill Christian, Relatives Say

Muslim doctors upset that Catholic woman in labor asked for immediate attention, brother says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Medical staff and security guards at a major government hospital in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (March 26) killed a Christian father of four and injured five members of his family, including the pregnant sister he had brought because she was in labor, sources said. Anil Saleem said that he, his […]

Hindu Extremists Turn Tribal, Animist Villagers against Christians in India

Assault drives five families out of village for nearly a week.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – About 20 villagers questioning Christians gathered for worship in a home in Odisha state, India were animists who worshipped objects in nature and other gods, but Hindu nationalists had led them there. “Why have you left your ancestral faith and begun following the Christian faith?” a few of them asked, […]

Court in Pakistan Acquits 20 Muslims Suspected in Brick-Kiln Killing of Christian Couple

Separately, Christian on death row wins appeal.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – An anti-terrorism court in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday (March 24) acquitted 20 Muslims suspected of involvement in the killing and burning in a brick kiln of a Christian couple in 2014, sources said. A frenzied Muslim mob of hundreds, incited by announcements made over a mosque loudspeaker, tortured and killed […]

Ferocity of Hindu Extremist Attacks Stuns Christians in Tamil Nadu, India

Assailants try to humiliate church members into becoming Hindus.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Before Hindu extremists attacking a church in southern India this month repeatedly kicked a pastor’s wife in the face, rendering her unconscious, they tried to snatch her Bible from her. Persia Jacob, 38, clasped the Bible close to her heart as they tried to seize it. “I will die, but […]

Christians Wounded in Muslim Attack on Church Service in Pakistan

Assailants beat worshippers with bricks, open fire on them.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – At least seven Christian worshippers were injured in an armed attack by local Muslims on a church service on Sunday (March 18) in southern Punjab Province, Pakistan, the church pastor told Morning Star News. Pastor Haleem Feroze Masih of the King Jesus Church in Burewala, 155 miles (251 kilometers) southwest of […]

Pastor’s Family Assaulted in Southern India

Police come under pressure to file counter charge against Christians.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – On a recent Monday at noon in southern India, a pastor’s family in Telangana state noticed motorcycles parked outside their church gate and a gang of young men loudly reading the church banner. The banner of the church in Ramachandrapuram village, Karimngar District, included 2 Cor. 12:9, “My grace is sufficient […]

Hindu Extremists in Eastern India Attack Christians Coming Off Bus

Two Christians hospitalized.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians on their way to a recent Christian camp in eastern India shared the purpose of their trip with fellow bus passengers, not realizing one of them was a Hindu extremist. He began to argue about conversion with the Christians, mostly women and children, including a native missionary from a […]

Christians Seriously Injured after Attempted Burial in Eastern India

Mob wounds 13-year-old girl, threatens to burn mother.

DELHI, March 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists upset that Christians tried to bury one of their dead in a village in eastern India seriously injured a 13-year-old girl and others who tried to protect a Christian woman the villagers threatened to burn alive. On Feb. 26 Christians in Chitrangapalli, Tamguda village, were […]

Bible Burning in Southern India Shows Depth of Hostility Toward Christians

Report denotes leap in anti-Christian attacks in 2017.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in southern India issued harsh threats to Christians distributing Bibles before snatching their car keys, taking Bibles out of their vehicle and setting the Scripture on fire, sources said. Christians associated with Gideons International, all senior citizens, told Morning Star News that their advanced age did not temper […]

Cousin of Christian Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Injured While Fleeing Interrogators

Investigators ordered him to sodomize relative, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man in Pakistan is in critical condition after jumping from a fourth-floor window when interrogators tried to force him to sodomize his cousin, a suspect in a blasphemy case, sources said. Sajid Masih, 24, was summoned for questioning in Lahore on Friday (Feb. 23) by the Federal […]