• Third priest shot and killed in Philippines in six months

    Manila, Philippines, Jun 11, 2018 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic priest in the Philippines was shot and killed in a chapel as he prepared to celebrate Sunday Mass on June 10, local police said. Father Richmond Nilo is the third priest to be killed in the Philippines in the past six... Read more
  • Government officials destroy Way of the Cross in China’s Henan province

    The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China's Henan province is a popular pilgrimage site for many Catholics, where thousands have journeyed since its founding in 1903 to pray and walk the shrine’s Way of the Cross. However, on the evening of June 5, local government authorities tore... Read more
  • Several Iranian Christians to Serve Time in Prison

    Four Iranian Christians will soon begin serving ten-year prison sentences after a court ruled the Church of Iran members were "promoting Zionist Christianity" and running house churches. A court recently upheld the convictions sending the four men to prison for longer than was expected,... Read more
  • Pastor Released From North Korea Prison Camp Tells How He Shared Gospel With Regime Official

    Kim Hak Song, an American pastor released last Month from North Korea after spending a year in prison, recently spoke about his detention under one of the most brutal regimes on the planet and explained how he was able to share God's Word despite the circumstances. Kim, who was arrested in... Read more
  • State Department releases annual report on international religious freedom

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Everyone has “a stake in this fight” for religious freedom, said the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom, Sam Brownback. “One person’s bondage is another person’s burden to break,” he told reporters May 29. “We’re all people with... Read more
  • Iraq After ISIS: How to Get Christians to Stay

    ERBIL, Iraq — Nearly a year since Mosul was liberated from the Islamic State and the terrorist organization effectively defeated, new challenges confront the relatively few Christians remaining in the ancient Christian towns of northern Iraq who feel let down by the United States and... Read more
  • Nigerian minor seminary attacked, priests injured by Fulani herdsmen

    According to reports in the Nigerian media, confirmed on Monday by a Nigerian priest, a Catholic minor seminary has been attacked by largely Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Jalingo, part of Nigeria’s north-central “Middle Belt” region, leaving no fatalities but several injuries, including two... Read more
  • After latest Christian deaths, Nigeria’s bishops warn ‘clock is ticking’

    ROME - After the murder of 19 people at a Catholic Church, including two priests, Christians in Nigeria mobilized on Tuesday, urging the president to help “end the killings” because the “clock is ticking, and the bomb must be defused quickly.” The rallies took place simultaneously in... Read more
  • Why Is Mexico the Deadliest Place to Be a Priest?

    On April 19, 2018, a 50-year-old priest walking into church to celebrate a 6:30pm Mass was stabbed to death. On April 20, 2018, a 33-year-old priest hearing confessions was attacked and killed by gunmen. On April 25, 2018, an 83-year-old priest was found dead some three weeks after he had... Read more
  • Christians Fear Growing Persecution and Intolerance in Nepal

    05/22/2018 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – With recent events, including arson, arrests on religiously divisive charges, and staged shootings, religious liberty in Nepal is on the decline with Christians being actively targeted by Hindu radicals. In recent months, there... Read more