Christian Persecution

Thumbnail anti christian slogan in saint cyril church in cairo egypt credit aid to the church in need cna 5 21 15 13 planning attacks on Christians arrested in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 20, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Egyptian police on Sunday arrested 13 people who were planning attacks against Christians...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 634688099 A message from heaven: God is the only way to peace

Jesus said to his first disciples, and to all future disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give...

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Thumbnail pic1 640 Ankawa bomb attack strikes unease in refugees with nowhere else to go

A car bomb explosion in front of the American consulate in what is considered the safest city in Iraq has left many unnerved and anxious, praying...

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Thumbnail archbishop william e lori takes part in a press conference at the usccbs fall general assembly in baltimore on nov 11 2013 credit addie mena cna cna 11 11 13 1 Archbishop: Be vigilant against US religious freedom threats

Amidst increasing violent religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa, it is vital for Christians in the U.S. to remain on guard of their...

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Thumbnail flag of india 1 at the angelus address in st peters square jan 17 2016 credit alexey gotovsky cna 1 17 16 Archbishop Cheenath, defender of India’s persecuted Christians, dies at 81

Bhubaneswar, India, Aug 16, 2016 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who lived through one of the worst Christian...

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Thumbnail cna nicole mason 19736 Are MidEast youth losing the virtue of hope?

Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 25, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Syriac-Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has said that the number of youth...

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Thumbnail cardinal timothy dolan of new york visits a displacement center in dawodiya iraq on april 10 2016 credit elise harris cna 'Astounding' – Cardinal Dolan talks about his trip to Iraq

As he leaves Iraqi Kurdistan, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said what struck him most during the visit were the people’s faith and hope, despite violent...

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Thumbnail un flag outside of the united nations headquarters new york credit united nations photo via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 6 9 15 3 At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a...

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Thumbnail romes trevi fountain illuminated red for persecuted christians credit daniel ibanez  cna Blood-red Trevi fountain a wake-up call on Christian persecution

Illuminated by the red light that spilled across Rome’s Trevi fountain, voices from persecuted Christian communities across the world shared the...

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Thumbnail cardinal joseph zen ze kiun departs the pontifical urbaniana university in rome on nov 18 2014 credit bohumil petrik cna cna 11 19 14 Cardinal Zen urges prayer for Christians in China

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph...

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Thumbnail a young girl lights a candle at a marian grotto in pakistan credit magdalena wolnik cna 12 17 14 2 Christian Easter celebrations targeted in Pakistan suicide bombing

A crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan where Christian families were celebrating Easter Sunday was the site of an apparent suicide bombing that left at...

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Thumbnail cross of the martyrs credit aaron groote via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 1 15 16 Christians are the most widely targeted religious group in the world

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted...

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Thumbnail sudanese church of christ after apparent razing and looting in um bartumbu south kordofan sudan june 16 2012 credit eyes and ears nuba cna Critics of church demolitions in Sudan pressured to keep silent

Khartoum, Sudan, Mar 10, 2017 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who are criticizing government action against churches are facing pressure...

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Thumbnail mourning woman credit photo unit via flickr cc by nc 20  cna DC leaders discuss protection, justice for ISIS victims

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2016 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With ISIS continuing to threaten vulnerable populations in Iraq and Syria, more action...

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Thumbnail candles credit unsplash 3 cna Dozens of Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack (Updated)

Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2017 / 09:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An attack on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Friday killed at least 28...

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Thumbnail coptic church credit oleg shishkov shutterstock cna Egypt's Christians are being driven out – will the world notice?

Cairo, Egypt, Mar 2, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A spike in attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, spurred by a video threat from ISIS, has...

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Thumbnail coptic church credit oleg shishkov shutterstock cna Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

Minya, Egypt, Apr 12, 2017 / 03:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After two bomb attacks on worshippers at Coptic Orthodox churches on Sunday, the Coptic...

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Thumbnail pope francis during the liturgy of the lords passion at st peters basilica on april 3 2015 credit  losservatore romano cna 4 3 15 For Pope Francis, unity of martyrdom is stronger than Christian divisions

Despite the numerous divisions among Christians today, the followers of Christ are powerfully united in the witness of martyrdom across the globe,...

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