The Suffering Church
“Christ embraces all of humanity and wishes no one to be lost.” Pope Francis
The following articles are the most recent and up-to-date accounts of the suffering Church around the world. Please share this content with your family and friends to raise awareness of the plight of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you.
Mali has offered an example of a well-functioning dialogue between Christians and Muslims for the whole of West Africa. But the Malian form of Islam is a more tolerant one. This is continuing but since 2008 we have been observing a gradual Arabization of Islam, and this makes the situation overall more difficult.
On July 6, 2017, Father Luis López Villa, the parish priest of San Isidro Labrador was found murdered in the city of Los Reyes La Paz in Mexico State. His body was found inside the rectory; his throat had been slit and his hands were tied. Father Lopez Villa was 73.