Pakistan: Two Christian Brothers Stabbed to Death Over Car Sticker

Two Christian brothers have been stabbed to death in the Pakistani city of Lahore over a trivial family disagreement. Javed and Suleman Masih were killed when a pair of Muslim men broke into their home, according to a Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need. The murders appear to have arisen from a dispute between two...

Cameroon: Bible Translator Brutally Murdered, Wife’s Arm Chopped Off in Machete Attack

A Bible translator in Cameroon has been killed in a brutal machete attack. Angus Abraham Fung was among seven people who were murdered when Islamic Fulani herdsmen stormed the Northern Province town of Wum. Efi Tembon, who leads a ministry in the region called, “Oasis Network for Community Transformation,” told the Christian Post that the assault...

India: Himachal Pradesh (North Indian state) passes Bill against ‘forced conversion’

New Delhi: The Opposition supported the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2019, which was passed unanimously with a voice vote. The Himachal Pradesh Assembly passed a Bill on Friday against conversion by force, inducement or through marriages solemnised for the “sole purpose” of adopting a new religion. Replying to the discussion, Chief Minister Jai...

Mexico: Killings, Kidnapping Target Christian Leaders.

MIAMI (Morning Star News) – A Roman Catholic priest and an evangelical pastor in Mexico were killed this month, and another pastor was kidnapped, according to published reports. The Rev. José Martín Guzmán Vega was killed on Aug. 22 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, in northeast Mexico, according to the Catholic Multimedia Center (CCM). The priest...

India: Wrongly Convicted Christian Released in Kandhamal, NE India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – When Bijaya Kumar Sanaseth went to jail for a murder in India that he did not commit more than 10 and a half years ago, his mother was still alive and his oldest child was 9 years old. “I have not seen my children grow,” Sanaseth, the second Christian...

I was only 12’—beaten and left on the streets, Indian girl refuses to leave Jesus

A 12-year-old girl in India has shared the harrowing account of how her Hindu family beat her and kicked her out of their house after she converted to Christianity — yet she refused to deny Jesus Christ.  Saree, a young girl living in India, recently shared her story with persecution watchdog Open Doors USA, beginning with...

US: Prayer opened Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign

US President Donald Trump kicked off his re-election bid for the 2020 Presidential election with powerful prayer led by his spiritual advisor Paula White, who was among several key Christian leaders who turned out for the rally. “I pray for the Spirit of the Lord to rest upon our president, and...

Pakistan: Christian women sold in marriage, then forced to prostitution in China

Natasha was one of hundreds of Pakistani girls who have been married off to Chinese men in return for cash payments to their families, most of them Christians, a community that is among the poorest of the poor in the country. At first, in her desperate calls home to...

Egypt: Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook.

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said. Fady Yousef, 25, was arrested early in the morning of June 11 in Giza, southwest of Cairo, despite having posted...

Myanmar (Burma) :Three Christians Forced to Convert to Buddhism in Rakhine State

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – Local authorities in western Burma (Myanmar) last month forced three Christians to convert to Buddhism, area sources said. In Ann Township in southern Rakhine state, five local officials led by U Tin Shwe Maung took two ethnic Chin Christians from their homes in Padi Kyin village to a monastery...