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November 10, 2018
Nigeria is about 50% Christian. Of those Christians, around 75% are Protestant, 24% Roman Catholic. Of the remaining 1%, there is a small Orthodox...
November 10, 2018
Here again we see one of the most distressing aspects of the persecution of Christians, not just in India, but in all too many countries: the police...
November 10, 2018
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its 2018 Annual Report, which documents violations of religious...
November 10, 2018
The Archbishop “argued that because there is no Christian equivalent for words such as anti-Semitism and Islamophobia the problem was...
November 8, 2018
Sudan is a majority-Muslim country, although the area that is modern-day Sudan was long ago a Christian stronghold. Most Sudanese Christians today...
November 4, 2018
There are over two million Christians in Pakistan. A small number of these Christians are Orthodox, under the spiritual jurisdiction of the Orthodox...
November 4, 2018
This ban amounts to a new death sentence for Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman who was on death row in Pakistan for years for saying to a group of Muslim...
November 2, 2018
Following close on the heels of its persecution of American Protestant Pastor Andrew Brunson comes this, the Turkish government’s imminent...
November 2, 2018
We are in prayer for our brothers and sisters of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt as they are persecuted for their faith in our Lord and...
November 2, 2018
Targeting the Christians of Nigeria are both the Islamic militant group Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani herdsmen. When these groups kidnap Christians,...
November 1, 2018
This poor woman, Asia Bibi, has been on death row for years for saying to a group of Muslim women: “I’m not going to convert. I believe in my...
November 1, 2018
The calculated disrespect of these Turkish students toward their own country’s history and its Christian heritage is a sign of the influence of...
October 29, 2018
One of the worst aspects of the persecution of Christians in all too many countries is that the authorities sympathize not with the victims, but with...
October 26, 2018
The area that today comprises the nation of Algeria was once a thriving center of Orthodox Christianity. The holy martyr St. Cyprian of Carthage,...
October 25, 2018
According to tradition, St. Thomas the Apostle brought Christianity to Sri Lanka, but Holy Orthodoxy no longer has a presence there. The growing...
October 25, 2018
In the time of the Emperor Justinian (AD 527-565), Nubia (modern-day Sudan) was a Christian stronghold, and there is still a small number of Greek...
October 23, 2018
There is a tiny Orthodox community among the 50% of Nigerians who are Christian. All of the Christians of the nation are vulnerable to sudden and...
October 21, 2018
NEW YORK (October 19, 2018): The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, notes with sorrow and dismay that the Israeli Knesset...
October 20, 2018
Over 90% of the Orthodox Christians in Iraq were displaced during the period of war and strife that began early in the 21st century. Most of them are...
October 16, 2018
The crackdown on Christianity in China initially targeted primarily evangelical Protestant churches, but this report notes: “[Many] of the big...