Iran Christians

Iran arrests two Catholics in new wave of brutality against Christians

By Benjamin Weinthal Published March 08, 2017
Is Christianity in the Middle East coming to an end?Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested two Christians – a mother and her son – in late February as part of a brutal crackdown on Catholicism in the country’s West Azerbaijan Province.


Paster Yousef RELEASED: Apostasy Charge Withdrawn, Pastor Yousef Reunited with His Family

Prayers Have Been Answered

Dear friends it is with great joy that we tell you that Pastor Yousef was released from prison earlier today and reunited with his family! He has been in prison since 2009, with a guilty verdict of apostasy since 2011. This is the first time he has seen his sons in 3 years.


Over 70 Christians Arrested in Iran during Christmas

Urgent Prayer Needed

In the early morning hours after Christmas day, the Iranian government arrested 25 Christians in Tehran and other locations. They also planned to detain sixteen others, but were unable to locate them. There are also unconfirmed reports that the authorities have arrested over 50 other Christians. According to BBC Persian, the Governor of Tehran has vowed to arrest more evangelical Christians.