Religious Freedom

Russia fines Catholic for “illegal missionary activity,” group says

An illicit hotel room Mass was the basis for first known charge against a Catholic for violating 2016 law.

Asia Bibi calls on Pakistan’s prime minister to protect minority Christians

The Christian mother who was on death row for ten years before being acquitted of blasphemy charges says that she prays every day with the rosary Pope Francis gave her.

In Pakistan, 14-year-old Catholic girl flees Muslim kidnapper’s house

On April 28, 202,0 two armed accomplices kidnapped her in broad daylight close to her home.

South Korean cardinal consecrates Pyongyang to Our Lady of Fatima

75 years after the end of Japanese rule, and 70 years since the beginning of the Korean War, the North is consecrated to Our Lady.

“There are many … there are many,” Pope recalls those persecuted for their faith

Pope Francis urges us to help not only with prayer, but also solidarity.

Christian’s Facebook post leads to blasphemy charges in Pakistan

Sohail Masih arrested just days before country's annual observance honoring religious minorities.

In Pakistan a Christian man is murdered for living in a Muslim neighborhood

The recent death of Nadeem Joseph has prompted numerous protests among Christians in the country, with some comparing it to the case of George Floyd in the United States. 

Faith leaders, politicians urge EU to maintain religious freedom envoy post

European Commission abolishes position of special envoy for the promotion of religion or belief.

Hong Kong cardinal calls for unity in face of Chinese national security law

Cardinal Tong does not believe religious freedom will be negatively impacted.

Chinese Catholic leader detained again in ongoing harassment

Bishop Cui Tai has been in and out of jail since 2007.

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