According to the Croatin Catholic website Muslims in the town of Maalouli, just north of Syria recently crucified two Christian teenagers for refusing to convert to Islam.
The report states that two young Christian boys were attacked and told that they needed to renounce Christianity. When they would not they were then tortured and when they still refused to renounce their faith they were crucified. - A newly favored method of killing for these groups. read more »
Iraq’s Christian leaders have just made a desperate cry for help. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraq’s Catholic church, has issued an appeal “to all who have a living conscience in Iraq and all the world.” read more »
IS demands of Christians to convert, pay special tax or face 'nothing but the sword'
Displaced Iraqis who fled violence in Tal Afar lay on makeshifts beds at the Bahrka camp near Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on July 12, 2014 ( Safin Hamed (AFP/File) )
Thousands of Christians poured into Kurdistan as they fled a Saturday ultimatum by jihadists who overran northwestern Iraq last month and proclaimed a caliphate. read more »
by Nirmala Carvalho
A group of Hindu fundamentalists, led by the local coordinator of the Bajrang Dal, interrupted a Bible studies session in Sehkari Nagar: they did not spare even the pastor’s young daughter. The attackers destroyed the cross on the church roof and hoisted the orange flag, symbol of Hindutva. Christian activist: "The state must do something." read more »
Bangalore: A 16-year-old girl undergoing training to become a Catholic nun was gangraped Thursday night in Bangalore, southern India.
This was the fourth rape case that came to light in the capital city of Karnataka state in the past one week. read more »
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that churches damaged during the Kandhamal riots in December 2007 were not entitled to any compensation as they get sufficient funds from foreign countries.
The court made the comment to senior counsel Colin Gonzalves who appealed that not only victims but many churches damaged during the riots were not awarded compensation. read more »