Christian Persecution

Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Christian persecution in Iraq

Statement suggests dialogue with Islamic representatives may be cut if leaders fail to denounce crimes in name of religion
The Vatican has called on Muslim leaders to denounce unambiguously the persecution of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq – and hinted that it is considering breaking off dialogue with Islamic representatives if they fail to do so.


Police in India rebuke, file case against Christians fleeing Hindu extremist attack in Jharkhand

A police station official in India’s Jharkhand state this month reviled
Christians who sought protection after Hindu extremists beat and threatened
to kill them for refusing to convert to Hinduism, area church leaders said.


USCIRF -Unites States commission International Religious Freedom urges Obama to speak out

Obama urged to speak out against persecution of Christians
Obama urged to speak out against persecution of Christians
Following a meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has urged President Obama to speak out against extreme sectarian violence that has led to Christians being slaughtered in churches in Nigeria.


Pope sounds alarm on anti-Christian persecution,11 Christians killed each hour throughout the past decade

John L. Allen Jr. | Sep. 25, 2013 The Francis Chronicles

ROME Three days after an attack on an Anglican church in Peshawar, Pakistan, left at least 85 people dead, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to an examination of conscience about their response to such acts of anti-Christian persecution.