Commission On International Religious Freedom

Thumbnail mourning woman credit photo unit via flickr cc by nc 20  cna Among horror stories from Syria, a woman's unborn baby was cut in half

Aleppo, Syria, Mar 15, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Warning: The following article contains graphic depictions of violence that readers may...

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Thumbnail prc flag credit via flickr Church destroyed, Christians detained in China's Henan province

Shangqiu, China, Jun 14, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Local authorities in China’s Henan province reportedly destroyed a Christian church...

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Thumbnail european commission officials visit camps for internally displaced rohingyas in burma credit  evangelos petratos eu echo pauktaw via flickr cc by nc nd 20 Muslims and Christians in Burma still face persecution, US officials warn

Washington D.C., Dec 14, 2016 / 04:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution,...

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Thumbnail in prayer credit rachel titiriga via flickr 1 cc by nc nd 20 cna 6 29 15 Never tire of fighting for human rights, religious liberty advocate insists

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people’s...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 62864413 New State Department office created to engage with faith-based groups

The creation of the Office for Engagement with Faith-Based Communities at the State Department, announced Aug. 7, follows long-standing criticism...

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Thumbnail north korean flag credit katherine welles shutterstock cna North Korean defector: Despite horrific persecution, Christianity is growing

Washington D.C., May 14, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress...

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Thumbnail chinese boy praying Parsing Pope Francis’ puzzling take on religion in China

Understandably, most reaction to Pope Francis’ latest blockbuster interview, in this case with the Spanish newspaper El Pais, focused on his...

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Thumbnail judge neil gorsuch delivers brief remarks after being nominated by us president donald trump to the supreme court jan 31 2017 credit chip somodevilla getty images cna Supreme Court pick wins applause from religious freedom advocates

Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2017 / 10:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life leaders and religious freedom advocates hailed President Trump’s choice of Neil...

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Thumbnail st lawrence sister parish in cuba credit fr cirilo castro courtesy of the st lawrence parish bulletin cna The first Catholic church in 60 years is being built in Cuba

Tampa, Florida, May 18, 2017 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Funded by a parish in Florida, a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the...

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Thumbnail woman with prayer candles credit massimo valiani via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 6 29 15 The US talks tough on religious persecution - but do its actions match?

Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom advocates praised the State Department’s annual International...

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Thumbnail star of david credit patrick lentz via flickr cc by 20 cna 1 14 16 US anti-Semitism feared to rise if incidents aren't condemned

Washington D.C., Feb 21, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States must be prosecuted and condemned by the...

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Thumbnail cuban flag credit steward cutler via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 5 11 15 US bishop disappointed over new policy toward Cuban migrants

Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday, the U.S. bishops’ migration chair criticized the Obama administration’s...

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