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Pakistan

PAKISTAN: Terrorist Threat to Pakistan Churches

Authorities in Pakistan fear that a terrorist linked to Islamic State is planning an attack that could target Christians in Punjab province at Easter. The bomber is likely to try to carry out a suicide attack in Lahore, according to a contact of VOM’s partner

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NEPAL: Christians Blamed for Villagers’ Deaths

When five people died within a week in a small Nepalese village in January, the only Christian family in the Hindu village was blamed for the deaths. Gianprakash and his family were asked to leave the village because they were following a foreign God. One

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CUBA: Pastor Threatened for Repairing Churches

A Cuban pastor has been repeatedly threatened and harassed for his efforts to repair church buildings that were damaged during the 2018 hurricane. In an effort to continue without further interference from authorities, he and other believers have been working on the repairs through the

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CHINA

CHINA: New Hotline for Reporting Religious Activities

A government office in Henan province announced on 28 January that a hotline has been established to report “illegal religious activities”. The announcement from the Wenfeng Street Community Office promised confidentiality and offered cash rewards. The announcement also threatened fines of up to $41,350 AUD

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kenya

KENYA: Christian Family Bribed to Convert then Attacked

A Christian family living just outside Nairobi, Kenya has been facing attack and threats by a local group of Muslims. Hassan has been beaten on multiple occasions, the most recent attack occurred on 19 January. His family has received constant death threats and bribes to

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Asia

PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Living Like a Prisoner

Three months after her acquittal of a blasphemy charge, Asia Bibi is still living like a prisoner, hiding from angry mobs in Pakistan who want her dead. A friend of Bibi who wasn’t identified has stated that the Christian mother of five ─ who was

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NEPAL: High Caste Hindus Force Church to Close

Using threats and social pressure, high caste Hindus, including local Brahmins, forced a newly planted church in the Palpa District of Nepal to shut down. According to members of the Pakhluwa Eternal Life Church, they are now forced to worship in secret or face further

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PAKISTAN: Police Warn Christians of Potential Terrorist Attack

Police in Pakistan have warned Christians that terrorists are planning an attack on their community following the Asia Bibi acquittal. According to Agenzia Fides, the Lahore Police Inspectorate warned Christians to be vigilant, claiming that terrorist groups such as Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar have made

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PAKISTAN: Christian Family Flees After Home Set on Fire

The only Christian family in their area were beaten and saw their house set on fire in a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Then they were told they will be killed if they return. The family – an elderly couple with their four sons, daughters-in-law

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banlgadesh

BANGLADESH: Christian Brothers Beaten and Threatened

A Hindu man named Bhargav heard the Gospel and came to faith in Christ. A week later, he shared his faith with a Muslim friend, who didn’t respond to the Gospel but told his Hindu neighbour about Bhargav’s conversion. The Hindu neighbour then spread the

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China

CHINA: Increased Pressure on House Church Gatherings

According to Christians in China’s central Henan province, the local public security bureaus and religious affairs bureaus have started targeting house church members with threats and fines since early February. A new initiative in Nanyang, Henan, explicitly forbids any kind of religious gatherings in people’s

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egypt

EGYPT: ISIS Renews Threat to Copts

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

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PAKISTAN: Police Fail to Protect Christian Girl

Pakistani authorities have been accused of failing to protect a 17-year-old Christian girl who for years has been sexually harassed and stalked by a Muslim man who threatened to throw acid on her. The British Pakistani Christian Association said Tuesday that the girl, Samina Iqbal from

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PAKISTAN: Pastor and his Church Facing Constant Threats

Pastor ‘Mashar’ has pastored a church in Pakistan since 2012. During his ministry, people have accepted Christ and experienced healing from the Lord. As a result, he and his church members have received numerous death threats. The stress his wife endured during pregnancy several years

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Egypt

EGYPT: Christians on High Alert Amid Bomb Threats

Our Christian family in Egypt has been warned to expect further attacks by Islamist extremists. They’re in urgent need of our prayers. Intelligence reports have raised fears of a fresh wave of violence specifically targeting believers travelling to summer camps by bus. Officials have asked

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EGYPT: Threats Continue for Egypt’s Copts

A bomb was found outside an Egyptian church just south of the capital, Cairo on 29 May, according to Coptic news site Watani. A guard reportedly found the bomb inside a paper box by the gate to the Anba-Barsoum al-Erian Monastery, in the Greater Cairo

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Taken into the Jungle to be Shot!

They pulled my hands behind my back, they tightened the ropes and tears began to flow down my cheeks. As they led me away into the jungle, I thought this was going to be my last day on earth. Pastor Victor is a slightly built

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Kenya

KENYA: Christians Fear Imminent Attack

Al-Shabaab militants appear to have stepped up their campaign of violence in areas bordering Somalia – and Christians in the city of Mandera believe they could be the next target. “The Christians living in Mandera are living in great fear of an imminent attack,” one

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EGYPT: Churches Provide Homes for Coptic Christians

Some 48 families have received apartments in Mostaqbal City, Ismailia governorate, according to Father Youssef Shoukry, the pastor of Saint Bishoy Coptic Orthodox Church in Ismailia, who is in charge of the welfare of Coptic Christian families that fled systematic attacks by terrorists in al-Arish, North

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VIETNAM: Pray for Nou, Whose Family Tried to Kill Him

In February, a Hmong Christian, Brother ‘Nou’, was confronted at his house by a relative with a gun, a knife and the intent to kill him. Brother Nou has been persecuted by family members repeatedly since coming to faith in Jesus Christ two years ago.

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