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Vice President Mike Pence Met Privately With Top Russian Cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church

summit on religious violence against Christians.
Elizabeth Dias
Updated: May 12, 2017 8:55 AM ET
A top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met privately with Vice President Mike Pence Thursday morning and urged the U.S. to cooperate with Russia to combat terrorism in the Middle East.


We Will Stop Them': Pence Vows US Will Stand with World's Persecuted Christians

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned those gathered at the first ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians that the world has become a dangerous place for believers."The reality is, across the wider world, the Christian faith is under siege," said Pence.


Abducted Indian Priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil in Yemen Pleads for Help in Video

Updated: May 9, 2017,
Aden: An Indian priest kidnapped after an attack on a care home in Yemen's southern port city of Aden last year has appealed for help in a video recording carried by a Yemeni news website.


Christian refugee converts in Germany face violent attacks

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Recently, an Afghan woman who converted to Christianity was murdered. More and more refugees in Germany are being targeted for turning away from Islam. Are these only isolated cases?
Deutschland Prien - Trauer um die erstochene Mutter aus Afghanistan (picture-alliance/dpa/P. Kneffel)
The mother of four was only 38 years old and had been living in Germany since 2011. The former Muslim woman had converted to Christianity and was involved in a project to help refugees run by her community church in Prien am Chiemsee in Bavaria. None of her friends had ever thought it possible that the woman would be stabbed by a 29-year-old refugee, also from Afghanistan, on the street in front of her children's eyes.