30th December, 2015

Syrian Christians fear that a prominent priest has become the latest victim of ongoing kidnappings by Islamic militants, though dozens of believers were reportedly released by the Islamic State group on Christmas Day.

Franciscan priest Dhiya

29th December, 2015

At least 20 evangelical churches in Turkey have reportedly received death threats from the Turkish branch of terror group Islamic State.

The messages, sent to church members via social media website Facebook, email and mobile phone

28th December, 2015

A pastor in eastern Uganda was hacked to death on 23rd December as he and other church members resisted an effort by Muslims to take over their land, area church leaders said.

24th December, 2015

Somalia has banned the celebration of Christmas - for the first time since the last central government collapsed in 1991.

“We alert fellow Muslims in Somalia that some festivities to mark Christian Days will take place

24th December, 2015

Religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide has welcomed a decision by Cuban authorities reversing an earlier move to expropriate the property of the Maranatha First Baptist Church in Holguin City and allow the church to rebuild

23rd December, 2015

FREE AT LAST: Iranian Pastor Farshid Fathi was released from prison this week. PICTURE: Via BosNewsLife

22nd December, 2015

Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked two households and a compound of displaced people in this village near Jos, killing 15 Christians, including two small children earlier this month.


21st December, 2015

Security officials arrested two Sudanese pastors in the Khartoum area of Sudan on 18th December, sources said.

Authorities from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested both

20th December, 2015

Three men were killed when an unidentified gunman opened fire outside a Christian radio station in Mali on 17th December.

Two of the men worked for the station; the third

18th December, 2015

In a first of its kind response to Europe's refugee crisis, a coalition of Catholic and Protestant organisations have reached an agreement with the Italian Government to provide travel and integration services for asylum seekers

18th December, 2015

Hyeun-soo Lim, the Korean Canadian pastor detained in North Korea since February, was on Wednesday sentenced to life in prison with hard labour by the country's Supreme Court He was convicted of numerous charges,

17th December, 2015

Christians on the Philippine island of Mindanao believe Maoist rebels are responsible for killing a Baptist pastor and his adult son near a southern town on 27th November.

16th December, 2015

Yakubu Nkiki Maina, chairman of the Chibok Abducted School Girls’ Parents’ Association. His 18-year-old daughter, Maimuna, was among

15th December, 2015

Roman Catholic Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino has called for an amnesty in Venezuela, saying that there were "many people" who have been detained "without serious allegations" after criticising the government.

Cardinal Urosa, the archbishop of Caracas,

14th December, 2015

Slovakia last week said it was granting asylum to a group of 149 Christians who live in Iraq and face extremism there. Their arrival in Slovakia comes amid mounting tensions between the European Union and




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