Blasphemy Charges Against Two Christian Families in Pakistan Dropped After Prominent Religious Leaders Intervene
Two blasphemy charges against Pakistani Christians were dropped last month, the World Watch Monitor reported.
Irish Christian Bakers Lose Appeal Against Discrimination Charges Over Cake with Gay Marriage Slogan
Irish Christian bakers lost their appeal in court challenging conviction of discrimination against a gay man by declining an offer to bake a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.
November 6 was marked as the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, and Christians around the world prayed for their fellow believers who are being persecuted in different parts of the globe.
A Christian school in Sudan was closed by authorities who conducted their third raid on the school in two months on October 24th, according to Morning Star News.
Over 540,000 people have signed a global petition to call on Government of Pakistan to release Asia Bibi who is on death row for blasphemy charges.
Korean Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim (senior pastor of Light Presbyterian Church in Toronto), who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years, has been hospitalized due to worsening health conditions for the past two months. According to Radio Free Asia, Canadian diplomats told Lim’s family that he has been hospitalized and receiving treatment since August.
Central Italy region was hit by two strong earthquakes measuring 5.5 and 6.1 on Richter scale about two months after the 6.2 tremor that flattened three towns.
About 20 Chinese Christians were beaten by Public Security Bureau in Nanle County on September 25, according to China Aid.
A Christian town about nine miles from Mosul was freed from ISIS on October 20 by Iraqi forces after its two-year captivity under the militant control. Before the militant invasion in 2015, the town had a population of 15,000.
A Christian pastor and his father were brutally beaten by a mob of 50 people in Pakistan on October 19th over a property dispute which is in the process of hearing at the court. The mob also beat other family members including women.
About 48 Christians were massacred by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria in separate attacks in the month of October and September, according to media reports.
Hundreds of Iraqi Special Forces assembled near the ISIS-held Mosul in preparation for an anticipated confrontation with the militant group to uproot them from their stronghold city.
Boko Haram has freed 21 of the nearly 200 girls held by the kidnappers following a negotiation between the group and the Nigerian government.
Pakistani Supreme Court has delayed the hearing of Christian woman Asia Bibi’s blasphemy case, after a member of the bench recused himself from the case.
Bible Society was approved last month in Azerbaijan after a 20-year struggle.