Christian persecution and religious liberty violations take on many forms. The Persecution Report is a project from Ave Maria Radio and is committed to sharing these types of stories. Here, we focus on the universal Church and raise awareness on the plight of our Christian brothers and sisters in the US and around the world. On this page, you can find the most recent headlines on these issues and hear from the guests on our programs.
Biden’s new Secretary of State recently disbanded the Trump era Commission on Unalienable rights, saying the emphasis of religious freedom was “unbalanced” and that all rights are equal. Al Kresta addressed this on Kresta in the Afternoon.
Pastor Sithon Thippavong at a Christian wedding in 2018.
He convicted on April 6 by a provincial court on charges of “disrupting unity” and “creating disorder,” but was released after three days because he completed his sentence (one year) while awaiting trial.
The two senior sisters were accused of trying to convert the two postulants to Christianity; the two postulants were born and baptized Christian. The harassment was carried about a right-wing Hindu group.
Nineteen people were injured, the only deaths were the bombers. Early reports connected the attackers with the Daesh inspired Jamaah Ansharut Daulah group.
Fr. Harrison Egwuenu was taken to an unknown location by armed gunmen on March 15th.
The statement comes as violence escalates in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), a federal anti-terror combat agency, on March 22 refused to grant bail to 84-year-old Father Swamy, SJ, ignoring his ill health, age and other difficulties he is facing in jail.
A year after gunmen attacked the Good Shepherd Catholic Major Seminary in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Kaduna, kidnapped four seminarians and later killed one of them, the rector of the formation center says Seminarians there are “more determined than ever” in their journey to priesthood.
Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako, Iraq’s Chaldean patriarch, said the new government initiative “will continue to encourage Christians to return to their country and recover their property.”
A house once owned by a Christian family in Iraq now in ruins. (Fay Abuelgasim/AP)
These facilities are designed to force Christians to renounce their faith, “admit their mistakes,” and subject prisoners to brainwashing.
File photo of a Christian church in Pingdingshan in the central Chinese province of Henan.
The US top diplomat said the emphasis on religious liberty was “unbalanced” and that LGBTQ acceptance and abortion are “co-equal” rights.
Fr. Ferdinand Fanen Ngugban was the Assistant Priest at St. Paul Parish, Ayetwar, Katsina-Ala Local Government of Benue State.
The Filipino government banned the term which has been associated with indigenous groups. The government claims it is a communist term. The Bishops dispute this and say it is an effort to brand indigenous peoples as rebels.
Many also say prayer is not enough and that money and arms are needed. 57% also said that the suffering felt by Christians is “very severe.”
Last updated 12 April 2021. Have a news tip? Send it to [email protected].