Persecution of Christians – week 9

On February 9 ten churches in a village in southern Ethiopia were attacked by local Muslims. One church was destroyed and the property of all ten of them was burned (it's believed that the other buildings were spared because of the risk that they would harm houses owned by Muslims close by). Some Christians got… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 9

Persecution of Christians – week 6

On February 16 the election will be held in Nigeria and current president Buhari hope to be re-elected. He has made promises to free Leah Sharibu and to stop the Fulani Militia, but nothing has happened. The last news came in October. There is no updated status report on Leah and on February 19 she… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 6

Persecution of Christians – week 5

Kuwaiti Islamic cleric Othman al-Khamis has issued another statement in his weekly fatwa session by encouraging his followers to kill apostates. He has a long history of inciting hate towards Christians. The law in Kuwait technically prohibits defamation of the Abrahamic faiths, but as Islam is the state religion and there are only 267 Christian… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 5

Persecution of Christians – week 1

Africa was the deadliest continent for Catholic clergy in 2018. 40 were killed worldwide and 21 of them died in Africa (19 priests, one seminarian and one lay worker). In 2017 there were 23 Deaths so the number has risen. South Africa have been the deadlies for seven years in a row. Three of the… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 1

Persecution of Christians – week 51

During five days the Christians in the Indian province of Telangana were attacked at three different occasions. Hindu radicals physically attacked them (and some ended up in the hospital), burned Bibles and damaged a car. They didn't dare to report it to the police, but managed to have their christmas event after changing places at last… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 51

Persecution of Christians – week 50

Coptic Christian Abd Adel Bebawy was sentenced by an Egyptian court to three years in prison for “insulting Islam in the first degree” on November 27. His crime was to share an image of God, the angel Gabriel and a verse from the Quran on FB. He was arrested the next day and then a mob attacked… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 50

Persecution of Christians – week 49

A school in Italy removed the name of Jesus in a christmas carol to not offend "non-Catholics". And by that they mean Muslims, which is the only religious group  who need constant pampering. But a 10-year old girl launched a petition and managed to get Jesus name back in the song.  A middle school in… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 49

Persecution of Christians – week 48

Asia Bibi is still in Pakistan and haven't been able to meet two of her children in order to keep them protected. But they talk on the phone every day. The family have had to change home four times since the aquittal and family friend Joseph says: She is an incredible woman! She has kept… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 48

Persecution of Christians – week 45

Four Catholic priests were abducted by armed men this week in Nigeria. Before the kidnapping the men shot at the priests cars and abused them. Three weeks ago five nuns were kidnapped in the same area, but they were released after two weeks. A small forest church in Italy have been vandalized to a cost… Continue reading Persecution of Christians – week 45