Vatican extends agreement with Beijing amid freedom of religion or belief concerns

Pope Francis has signed off on a two-year extension of an agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops, according...

Missionary in Mali Says Church not “Threatened at all” During Coup

09/19/2020 Mali (International Christian Concern) – Last month, Mali’s military conducted a bloodless takeover of the Central government. They were able to capture the...

Indonesia’s ban on Bible app contradicts religious tolerance philosophy of Pancasila

Indonesia’s decision to remove a Bible application from Google Play Store contradicts the state-promoted philosophy of Pancasila, according to an expert on the...

Report: Chinese government imprisoning more priests, bishops

The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy - including bishops - who refuse to support the Communist Party, according to a...

Orthodox Church Illegally Walled in Turkey

09/20/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – A wall was built closing the two entrances to a Greek Orthodox Church located in Turkey’s Tralleis....

Government Spy Caught on Video by ERCC Member

09/19/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – On September 17, Hope and her two children realized someone was watching them. Hope turned around to...

Churches targeted despite positive developments

A temporary straw church building belonging to the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in Jabarona, Ombada, Omdurman, was set on fire on...

Church demolished overnight by Hindu nationalists

A church in Khammam District in India’s Telangana state was demolished on 31 August at around 2am. It is believed the perpetrators...

Salvadoran imprisoned for 1989 killings of 5 Jesuit priests

A former colonel of the Salvadoran military, Inocente Orlando Montano Morales, has been convicted in a Spanish court for is participation in...

3 Iranian Christians Flee the Country

09/13/2020 Iran (International Christian Concern) – Three Iranian Christian converts have fled Iran following the rejection of their appeals. Kvian Fallah-Mohammadi, Hadi Asgari, and Amin...
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Pope Francis makes surprise donation to struggling poultry workers

Pope Francis has made a surprise donation to struggling poultry workers in Italy. The regional newspaper Il Quotidiano del...

Webinar explores far-ranging effects of COVID-19 and desperate need of pastoral care

During a webinar on the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Church of Norway fielded reflections from pastors and church leaders...

Christian Family Claims Police in Pakistan Have Failed to Recover Their Abducted Daughter

09/20/2020 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Asia News, police in Faisalabad, Pakistan have failed recover a teenage Christian girl who was...