Sweden Protects ISIS, but Not Christians

CBN’s viewers have responded overwhelmingly to a story we brought you last week about an Iranian Christian facing deportation by Sweden back to certain danger in Iran. At this moment, Aideen Strandsson’s future still remains in limbo. She waits for either the possibility of political asylum or to be deported. The Iranian actress left Islam…

Another Priest Killed in Mexican Violence

A Catholic priest who was attacked while celebrating Mass in Mexico City in May has died in hospital. The local archdiocese announced this morning that Fr José Miguel Machorro, who was presiding over Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral during the attack, died after falling into a coma last night. The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal…

Boko Haram Murders 83 in Nigera- Video

Boko Haram killed at least 83 civilians and soldiers in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria in the past week before releasing a video of three new captives pleading for help. In its bloodiest attack this year, the militants killed at least 69 in a July 25th ambush on an oil exploration team in the Magumeri area of Borno, Agence…

8 Churches Close Forever In Baghdad

The eight Baghdad churches were closed in May of 2017, after nearly seven years of low to no attendance. After the regional Catholic Church authority visited the churches, the Vatican decided that it was best to close the doors for good. While this makes logistical sense, it represents a symbolic defeat for the Church in…

Study: 90,000 Christians Killed for Faith

Christians make up 3 percent of Iraq’s 26 million people today and it’s declining rapidly. The Italian-based Center for Studies on New Religions found that 90,000 Christians were killed for their beliefs worldwide in 2016. Some were murdered by Islamic extremists and others were killed by state and non-state persecution. “Those who think of Christianity as a…

Pakistanis Fear New Persecutions

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who sought to protect minorities by enacting legislation, had to resign after the Supreme Court disqualified him over charges of corruption. His ouster, the Christian minority fears, could lead to a rise in persecution. “Nawaz Sharif, with his party – the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has actually brought in many…