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CHINA: Christians Arrested for Leading Children in Worship

According to an anonymous prayer letter received by ChinaAid, three Christians were arrested and detained on 18 January because they had led children from their church in singing hymns and prayer. The...

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BENIN: Destroyed Church Rebuilt, Reopened

On 10 January 2023, in a small town in central Benin, a group of voodooists burned down a church when Christians refused to honour local idols. Benin is considered the birthplace of voodoo, and the...

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PAKISTAN: Christian Released after Accuser Admits False Blasphemy Allegation

In a recent development, tensions in Faisalabad have eased following the release of Younis Masih, 72, also known as Bhagat, after he was cleared of blasphemy charges. Masih's release has restored calm...

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INDIA: Christian Couple Beaten and Threatened

A Christian couple in Uppaladinni, Karnataka, was recently beaten for their faith and threatened with death if they continued to practise Christianity. The attack on Vijayalakshmi Chavhan and her husb...

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VIETNAM: Christian Jailed for Holding Prayer Meeting in His Home

A Vietnamese Montagnard (highlands) Christian was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison on charges of ‘secession and incitement’ for holding prayer meetings in his home. Nay Y Blang, 48,...

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LAOS: Former Soldier Sacrifices Pension, Remains Faithful

Phet, 71, and his wife placed their trust in Christ in 2005. As a veteran of the Laotian army with more than 30 years of service, Phet is entitled to a government pension but was denied it. The com...

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EGYPT: Family Forced to Flee

Pastor Maged was planting a church in a rural part of Egypt when his family came under severe persecution. Repeatedly they fled, and repeatedly they were pressured. Eventually, they were forced to ...

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SRI LANKA: Church Ordered to Find New Location

On the morning of 3 December, police entered the Assembly of God church in the town of Makola, which is located near the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. The officer in charge questioned whether the ser...

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PAKISTAN: Christian Brothers Face Torture and Forced Islamic Conversion

Two Christian brothers, Azam and Nadeem Masih from Kharota Syedan, Sialkot, Punjab, faced the horror of forced conversion to Islam under severe duress. On 22 January, they were reportedly abducted by ...

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