Christians murdered in Nigeria's Kaduna state over Christmas

(Worthy News) – Fulani herdsmen have launched two attacks on Christian worshippers in Nigeria’s Kaduna State in the Christmas period. In the first, four people were killed 10 injured in Nimdem village just before Christmas. A press statement released by the Southern Kaduna People’s Union said: ‘We have once again come under unprovoked and gruesome…

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India Tightens Christmas Security After Christians Attacked

(Worthy News) – Christians and others in India celebrated Christmas despite fears of an anti-Christian backlash in some parts of the predominantly Hindu country. The Indian government asked states to increase security for Christmas celebrations this year after recent isolated attacks on Christians in northern India. No new incidents had been reported as of late…

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Pakistan: mourners bury 11 killed in Quetta church suicide attack, as 50 injured

(Worthy News) – Pakistani Christian mourners today (Monday) are burying their dead only days before they should be celebrating Christ’s birth. Worshippers were lining up to take the Holy Communion when at least two men, armed and wearing suicide vests, attacked Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in western Pakistan’s restive city Quetta on Sunday morning. They…

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Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say

(Worthy News) – Two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan where hundreds of worshippers were attending service ahead of Christmas, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. One of the suicide bombers was shot dead outside Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, but the other assailant made it to…

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Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors, Stop Gospel Event in India

(Worthy News) – Berating and slapping two pastors into signing an apology letter before police, Hindu extremists stopped a planned three-day gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state, India minutes before it was to begin, sources said. Hindu nationalists beat pastor Vijay Jogi and pastor Santosh Rao minutes before the start of the first meeting, where about…

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Christian in Uganda Who Lost Family to Muslims Beaten Unconscious

(Worthy News) – A former sheikh (Islamic teacher) in eastern Uganda has been in hiding since he lost his family for putting his faith in Christ two years ago, but last month he was tricked into a life-threatening encounter. Mulangira Ibrahim, 27, was on his way to his pastor’s house after a church service on…

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After More Than 20 Years: Egyptian Churches Finally Allowed to Rebuild

(Worthy News) – After waiting more than two decades, churches in Egypt finally are allowed to rebuild their houses of worship, according to World Watch Monitor. In the southern rural part of the country, in an area known as the Minya governorate, the governor gave 21 churches the green light to rebuild and expand. Some…

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Kidnappings, Threats of Massacre Terrorize Christians in Kano State, Nigeria

(Worthy News) – When the 50-year-old church elder and leader of Kano state’s Samaila village heard gunshots shortly before midnight, he rushed out of his house to try to find security agents. It was a natural reaction for Mai’angwa Samaila, given recent Islamist attacks in northern Nigeria. What the elder for the Evangelical Church Winning…

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U.K. Raises Awareness of Persecuted Christians by Lighting Buildings up Red

(Worthy News) – On Nov. 22, the British Houses of Parliament and more than 30 churches and schools, mostly in the U.K., bathed their buildings in red light to bring attention to the worsening problem of Christian persecution around the world. The initiative was part of Red Wednesday—the second annual centerpiece of Aid to the…

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