30% of German Catholics now considering leaving church after record loss in 2019, survey finds

Two weeks after the Catholic Church in Germany announced a record 272,771 people formally left the Catholic Church across the country in 2019, a new survey released Thursday says some…

‘Endangered with extinction’: Christians remain at risk of ‘eradication’ in post-ISIS Iraq

Christians in Iraqi territory once held by the Islamic State still face the possibility of extinction as the Christian population there continues to dwindle following the military defeat of the…

Ancient seal stamp, bulla uncovered in City of David in Israel

An ancient seal stamp and bulla from the time of Nehemiah has been discovered in the City of David archaeological site just outside Old City Jerusalem in Israel. Read More…

ICC urged to investigate Chinese leaders for genocide, abuses against Uighur Muslims

For the first time, evidence has been submitted to the International Criminal Court asking for an investigation into claims of genocide and crimes against humanity committed by senior Chinese leaders…

Evangelical foster agency can’t ban gay and lesbian applicants, UK judge rules

A judge in England ruled Tuesday that an evangelical Christian adoption and foster care charity can’t refuse to place children in the home of same-sex couples while it works in…

Christian families flee Indian village under threats of rape, murder after prayer house attacked by mob

Christian families in India have been forced to flee their homes following a series of mob attacks against a Christian prayer house and threats that if they didn’t leave the…

12 Christians arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in 3 cities: report

At least a dozen Christians in Iran were reportedly arrested, some of whom were allegedly beaten, by Revolutionary Guard intelligence officers last week in three cities, according to a human…

Pope omits comments in speech about China’s security law in Hong Kong; Christians raise concerns

Pope Francis omitted comments expressing concern over China’s national security law for Hong Kong in a recent speech, according to Italian journalist Marco Tosatti, raising alarm for many Christians.  Read More The…

Jailed pastor’s son ‘bludgeoned’ with baton, detained by Vietnamese police amid US ambassador’s visit

The wife of an imprisoned pastor and democracy activist in Vietnam says she and her family members were beaten and detained by police the day U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink visited…

Pakistani Christian man shot for buying house in Muslim neighborhood dies

A Pakistani Christian man who was shot by his neighbors in early June for buying a house in a Muslim neighborhood died last week despite multiple operations to save his…