- Aug 3, 2020
The world is “filled with people in need,” including the unborn, trafficking victims, those “suffering the agonies of addiction and abuse, people with disabilities and still others facing famine and disease,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey.
Despite the blasphemy law that has roiled Christians in Pakistan, the government has not executed anyone found guilty at trial.
In the U.S. Capitol, between the House of Representatives and the Senate, members of Congress, priests, lobbyists, preachers, lay advocates and archbishops gathered together to pray July 15.
U.S. Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said Friday that the Vatican’s agreement with China on the appointment of bishops ought to be made public so that it can be evaluated.
Next week, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will host the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington. Last year’s event was the largest ever global meeting on religious liberty, and Pompeo said it was evidence that the administration of President Donald Trump has made religious freedom “a
Vice President Mike Pence announced the establishment of the Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response Program on Thursday “to rapidly deliver aid to persecuted communities, beginning with Iraq.”