Christianity in Iran Growing Despite Persecution

Open Doors USA estimates there are about 450,000 practicing Christians in Iran. Others estimate more than 1 million.
According to Fox News, The Pars Theological Center is training some 200 Iranian Christians to become the next generation of Iran’s Christian leaders.
"Pars sees this as a real chanc


Hundreds Killed in Nigeria Attacks

ethnic Fulani cattle herders, largely Muslim, moving in on farmers, largely Christian. The long-running land conflict frequently is framed in economic terms, but it also has distinctive religious contours. Survivors quoted by Christian-rights advocates said the attackers specifically targeted Christ


Mumtaz Qadri who killed governor Taseer hanged to death

Qadri had filed a mercy plea before President Mamnoon Hussain after Supreme Court maintained his conviction in October last year. Rumours started pouring in earlier today as his supporters started Twitter trend to call for protest against his expected hanging.


Pope Francis Urges Countries to End Death Penalty: 'Even a Criminal Has the Inviolable Right to Life'

“Even a criminal has the inviolable right to life, a gift of God," Francis said during a speech marking the Year of Mercy at the Vatican.
"This issue has to be considered within the perspective of a penal justice, which is more and more in compliance with human dignity and God's plan for humanity a


Pope's comments on Trump not a personal attack: papal spokesman

Lombardi told Vatican Radio that the pope's comments, made to reporters during a flight back from Mexico in response to a specific question on Trump, were simply an affirmation of his long-standing belief that migrants should be helped rather than shut off behind walls.
"In no way was this a person


Jesus does not want you to be hit men, pope tells Mexican youth

people in Mexico's gang-infested heartland on Tuesday to shun the lure of easy money and big cars offered by drug traffickers.
Gang wars over the methamphetamine trade have torn the western state of Michoacan apart. Widespread kidnapping and extortion by gangs have sparked an uprising by vigilante


Pope Francis arrives in Mexico for five-day trip

President Enrique Pena Nieto greeted him at the capital's airport along with a mariachi band and a huge crowd, hours after Francis held a historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
From the US border to the indigenous south, Pope Francis will visit some of the poorest an


Pope Francis will pray with migrants on the US-Mexico border

Before the Mass begins, however, Francis is expected to walk to the edge of the Rio Grande, the river that separates the two nations, kneel, and pray for the more than 6,000 people who lost their lives trying to cross the border in the past 15 years.
Across the river in El Paso will be a group of a


Iranian president asks Pope Francis to pray for him

The men met for 40 minutes and at the conclusion of the meeting Pope Francis said, “I thank you very much for this visit. I have high hopes in peace”, according to Catholic News Service.
In response, President Rouhani asked the Ponitff to pray for him, said it was a pleasure to meet him and wished


At least 21 dead in 'Taliban' attack on Pakistan University

At least 21 people died when gunmen armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs attacked a university in Pakistan Wednesday, with all four attackers killed by security forces who moved in under thick fog to halt the bloodshed.
The assault was claimed by a Pakistani Taliban faction but branded "un-Islamic"


U.S. Religious Freedom Ambassador Says Labeling ISIS' Atrocities 'Genocide' Won't Change U.S. Response

The Christian Post reports that the U.S. State Department’s Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, David Saperstein, denied that labeling the Islamic State’s atrocities against Christians as “genocide” will make a difference in how the U.S. is dealing with the Islamic State’s actions.


Franklin Graham Says God is America's 'Only Hope'

According to an opinion piece by Todd Starnes, writing for Charisma News, Graham has launched an initiative called the “Decision America Tour,” which is a series of prayer rallies at capitol buildings all over the nation.
Graham has stressed that America is in trouble, and neither Democrats nor Rep


Pope Francis asks for prayers for interreligious dialogue

“sincere dialogue between men and women of different religions may yield fruits of peace and justice”.
For the first time the Pope’s traditional monthly prayer intention is available on video, thanks to a new initiative launched by the worldwide Apostleship of Prayer.
The video-message is in Spani


Thailand: Pakistan Christian Refugee Dies in Immigration Detention Center, Waiting for UNHCR. By Jeffrey Imm

Pakistan Christians have fled to Thailand to escape Pakistan religious persecution, violence, attacks, threats, and spurious charges of “blasphemy” (which often results in extra-judicial attacks).
Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) has been regularly communicating with the United Natio


Pakistan marks anniversary of Peshawar attack that killed 150

“Those who have families, who have lost their children, they will never forget this event,” said Bishop Rufin Anthony, the Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi.
Bishop Anthony told Vatican Radio there is “continuous mourning for the parents, especially the mothers of these children.”
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