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Pakistani Catholic girl, kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam, has been raped and is pregnant

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“The court has delayed and continues to delay justice on behalf of Huma, solely because she is an underage Christian girl.”

Held by Boko Haram: ‘Leah Sharibu must have been raped and forced to convert’

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“Again, it is forced conversion and it cannot stand. We need to continue to work and to pray for Leah to be set free. Let us pray also for her family.”

Aleteia: ACNUSA Director of Outreach on report on status of Christians in northern Iraq

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Numbering about 1 million in the days before the first Gulf War, the [Christian] community has since been decimated by war, economic turmoil and jihadism.

EU sounds alarm: danger of Mozambique becoming a new base for ISIS

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He added that the European Union should consider taking action by helping the government of Mozambique.

Pakistan: Imam’s fatwa gives parents of kidnapped Catholic girl hope

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“In terms of how the marriage is viewed within the Muslim community, the Grand Mufti’s intervention is significant.”

Christianity Today: ACNUSA director of outreach eyes US Catholics’ perception of Christian persecution

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“There’s a great darkness over parts of the world where people of faith are persecuted or denied the right to worship.”

Destruction in Mozambique

Mozambique: in wake of attack,Carmelite sister testifies to ‘barbarism’ of jihadists

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They are sowing terror among the population, burning towns and villages and attacking civilians on the roads or those travelling by public transport.

Nigerian bishop: ‘the numbers killed are overwhelming,’ while government fails to act

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“I am convinced that what we are dealing with here is a weak and corrupt structure. It is about the incapacity of the state to act.”

Pakistan: in prison on blasphemy charges, Christian man sees appeal hearing postponed nearly 70 times

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“In our country, what so often happens is that they first arrest the accused and only later do they check the evidence.”

Iran: ‘a Church without martyrs would be like a tree without fruit’

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“Currently we are going through a new period of crisis, which began with the revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. All the Catholic schools and hospitals, which were part of our outreach, were closed, which considerably diminished our presence in society.”

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Devastation in beirut

“Beirut is a devastated city. It’s a war scene – there is destruction and desolation in all its streets, its districts and its houses.”
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai.

The destruction caused by the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate which exploded inside a warehouse was immediate, its impact intensely felt by the Christian quarter.
For a country hit by civil unrest, economic collapse, COVID and now disaster, how much more can our faithful endure? Please give today.