SYRIA: High Cost of Maintaining the Christian Presence
  • 28 November 2019

On 11 November at least two bombs were detonated in Qamishli; one outside a church. At least six civilians were killed and more than 20 wounded. Rev Hovsep Bedoyan (43), an Armenian Catholic priest in Qamishli, was driving his father and two church members to Deir ez-Zor where he was overseeing the reconstruction of a […]

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INDONESIA: Bombing Victim Laid to Rest
  • 16 May 2018

As people come to terms with the reality that three churches were targeted by suicide bombers in Indonesia, the families of the victims begin to lay their loved ones to rest. Our CEO is in Surabaya to assist where needed, attending the funeral today for Bing Bing, one of the victims. Bing Bing and her […]

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IRAQ: Revival of Life in Qaraqosh
  • 29 March 2018

For many Christian families in Qaraqosh, this Easter is particularly special, as they will be celebrating it at home for the first time since fleeing the city in 2014. The city, located in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, was occupied by the Islamic State group for over three years before its liberation in October 2017. Since […]

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RUSSIA: Terror Strikes in Dagestan
  • 22 February 2018

On Sunday 18 February a local Islamic jihadi attacked Christians as they emerged from Kizlyar’s Russian Orthodox church. They had been ushering in Lent when the gunman approached, cried “Allahu Akbar” and opened fire. To keep the gunman outside, believers barricaded the church door while police shot the gunman dead. Four Christian women were killed […]

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EGYPT: ISIS Renews Threat to Copts
  • 15 November 2017

A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) group media outlet has issued a new threat against Egypt’s Coptic Christians, saying they must be attacked as “infidel fighters” and their churches must be blown up. Twenty-eight Copts were killed in an attack for which ISIS claimed responsibility in which gunmen opened fire on pilgrims travelling to a monastery for […]

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