Pakistani Official Downplays Christian Persecution

A Pakistani official dismissed reports of Christian persecution, comparing them to knife crimes in the UK. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said accusations of Christians being treated harshly in Pakistan are nothing more but exaggerations.

UK Govt Urged to Prioritize the Protection of Christians

A report calls for the UK government to implement stringent policies to protect Christians all over the world.

One fifth of Dutch Churches No Longer Used in Worship

One in five church buildings in The Netherlands are no longer used for worship. Dutch newspaper Trouw found that several churches are now converted for secular use.

India: Christians on a Train Reported for Public Disturbance

A group of evangelical Christians on a train in India was reported for "disturbing public peace" by passengers.

UN Expert Intervenes in Christian Persecution in Eritrea

A UN independent rights expert called on the government of Eritrea to respect citizens' right to religious freedom and to "release those who have been imprisoned for their religious beliefs."

Christian Persecution in Africa Intensifies

Christians in Africa fear for their lives as violent attacks against them intensify. Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga warned that, "Africa is a continent where violence against Christians is exploding."

Chinese Christians Memorize the Bible in Prison

Chinese Christians revealed that they have memorized the whole Bible while in prison, saying that prison guards "can't take what's hidden in your heart."

Iran Closes Down 100-Year-Old Church

Persecution of Christians in Iran intensifies as authorities tore down the cross before forcibly shutting down a church in the city of Tabriz.

UN to Observe Intl Day for Victims of Religion-Based Crimes

The UN announced that August 22 will be observed as International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

Christian Persecution is a Humanitarian Disaster —Hungarian Ofcl

Hungarian Deputy State Secretary Tristan Azbej said the persecution of Christians is "a humanitarian disaster that has remained purposefully concealed."