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Kerala, three Christian places of worship attacked

Kerala, three Christian places of worship attackedNirmala Carvalho
Yesterday, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ cemetery in Ukkinadka was vandalized. On 10 April a pastoral center was attacked, where 150 students were in retreat. On Holy Saturday, an Orthodox priest was insulted and a church damaged. Sajan K George: "A surge in hostile acts against Christians".


Churches attacked in Rourkela diocese

Vandals have destroyed two Marian statues and set fire to the sacristy and storeroom of a parish in Rourkela Diocese of India's Odisha state.

Sundergarh district administration has deployed armed police in the area because of the religious sensitivity of the two separate incidents on April 1, said police inspector Bijay Kumar Singh.

The eastern state witnessed anti-Christian violence a decade ago that claimed more than 100 lives. Christians fear attacks over Christmas but Easter seasons have been peaceful.


Conference Held in the United Nations on Persecution of Pakistani Christian Minorities

GENEVA, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
A conference on Persecution of Pakistani Minorities was held on Monday, 12th March 2018 in United Nations during the 37th Session of UN Human Rights Council. The conference was held with the objective of drawing the attention of the international community to the increasing violence and killings of Christians in Pakistan. Dr Mario Silva, Chairman of International Forum for Rights & Security moderated the event, while the speakers included Ms. Salma Bhatti & Ms. Shazia Khokhar, both Christians from Pakistan. Naveed Walter, the President of Human Rights Focus Pakistan joined the conference through Skype.