US Condemns Iran For Flogging Christian Convert

The U.S. State Department has condemned Iran’s reported flogging of a former Muslim-turned-Christian for drinking Communion wine.

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Swiss missionary executed by Al-Qaeda, after being kidnapped for a second time in Timbuktu

A Swiss missionary was executed by Islamic extremists in Timbuktu, Mali last month, Christianity Today reports. Beatrice Stöckli was kidnapped in January 2016 by an Islamist terrorist organization connected to Al-Qaeda.

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Chinese Prominent Pastor Forced To Leave US House

Pastor Bob Fu, who fled China and launched the Christian rights group ChinaAid was moved to safety after Chinese Communist Party (CCP) operatives besieged his U.S. home, friends say.

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Somaliland Christians Fear More Executions After Detention Couple For Evangelism (Worthy News In-depth)

Christians in the self-declared nation of Somaliland fear more executions and other persecution after a married couple was detained for evangelism, Worthy News learned.

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Pakistan Court Acquits Christian Facing Execution For Blasphemy

A high court in Pakistan has acquitted a Christian father who spent years on death row for blasphemy against Islam, his defense team confirmed to Worthy News.

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Florida-based missionary couple murdered in Haiti

A Haitian pastor and his wife who had immigrated to the US were found murdered upon returning to their island as missionaries, the Christian Post reported Sunday. Pastor Jean Phillippe-Quetant (57) and his wife Erna Plancher-Quetant (54) were shot dead in their home during the course of an armed robbery. The couple are survived by five children.

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House church pastor summoned to court for home-schooling in China

The pastor of a house church in China’s southern Fujian province was summoned to appear in court earlier this month because he and his wife have chosen to home-school their children, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. According to ICC, the Chinese government is not only continuing its crack-down on churches but is now also impeding parents from home-schooling their children.

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Chinese textbook changes Bible account to say Jesus is a sinner

A Chinese textbook has changed the ending in the Biblical account of Jesus saving the woman caught in adultery by writing that Jesus kills the woman after telling her that He is also a sinner, Christian Headlines reports.

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Slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues unchecked

According to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG), Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari “has done virtually nothing to address” the killings and kidnappings of Christians in Nigeria by Muslim Fulani herdsmen. Therefore, the murderous persecution of Christians in Nigeria continues unchecked. In one attack this month, a pastor and two church members were killed and two were kidnapped. Then, days later, a church elder was shot in the stomach while his teenage twin daughters were kidnapped, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

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Appeal Hearing Of Pakistani Couple Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy

A Pakistani Christian couple was to face a court Thursday after spending six years in prison waiting for an appeal against their death sentence for "blasphemy", trial observers said.

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