Anti-Christian persecution Archives - Crux



  • Bishop in violence-torn Congo appeals to youth: ‘Keep your priests alive’

    Bishop in violence-torn Congo appeals to youth: ‘Keep your priests alive’

    In a dramatic appeal on August 5, Bishop Melchisédech Sikuli Paluku of Butembo in eastern Congo called on Catholic youth to protect the lives and physical safety of their priests, two of whom were kidnapped at gunpoint in July. It’s a largely lawless region where power belongs to whichever faction is heavily armed enough to grab it, and Catholic personnel are often at special risk.

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  • Another state in India proposes anti-conversion law

    Another state in India proposes anti-conversion law

    Since the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took over India’s national government in 2014, religious minorities have complained about increased harassment. Incidents of abuse have gotten worse over the past few months, with various Christians being detained or arrested for “attempted conversion,” and places of worship being vandalized.

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  • Knights, Aid to the Church in Need step up for persecuted Christians

    Knights, Aid to the Church in Need step up for persecuted Christians

    On Tuesday, both the Knights of Columbus and Aid to the Church in Need announced separate initiatives to aid the victims of anti-Christian persecution. The Knights pledged to raise $2 million to rebuild an Iraqi Christian town liberated from ISIS, while Aid to the Church in Need will give $82,000 to a Nigerian diocese to assist victims of Boko Haram.

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