NIGERIA: Eleven Christians Reportedly Killed
  • 09 January 2020

In a video released on 26 December, ISIS shows the murder of eleven Christians, claiming that it was committed in retaliation for the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader who died during a raid in Syria by US special forces in October. In the video, which has Arabic subtitles, eleven men with their […]

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KENYA: At Least Nine Christians Murdered in Attack
  • 12 December 2019

On 6 December, 11 non-local Christian passengers were attacked while travelling to Mandera from Nairobi and killed at Kotulo in north-eastern Kenya. Confirming the incident, a Kenyan police officer said, “A passenger bus belonging to Medina Bus Company, travelling between Wajir and Mandera was attacked by a criminal gang at around 1730 hours this evening. […]

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MEXICO: Pastor Killed During Church Service
  • 21 August 2019

Alfrery Líctor Cruz Canseco was in the pulpit of the Fraternidad Cristiana church in the municipality of Tlalixtac de Cabrera, when he was shot at point-blank range on 18 August. His attacker attempted to escape but was prevented from doing so by members of the congregation, and subsequently handed over to the authorities. Pastor Cruz Canseco is […]

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PHILIPPINES: Pastor Killed Amid Surge in Violent Attacks
  • 21 August 2019

The murder of a pastor in Mindanao has fuelled fears that Christians are becoming political targets – in what bishops describe as “one of the most trying times in our history”. Pastor Ernesto Estrella, who led the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Antipas, was shot dead by two men on motorbikes near […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Woman Killed for Refusing to Convert to Islam
  • 25 July 2019

Saima Sardar, a resident of a Christian-majority neighbourhood in Faisalabad, was reportedly shot and killed on 10 July by Muhammad Waseem, a Muslim man, after she refused to convert to Islam and marry him. According to local reports, Saima worked as a staff nurse at a local district hospital where she was murdered. A few […]

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