Scale of Worldwide Christian Persecution ‘Deeply Disturbs’ UK Foreign Secretary

By Charles Collins LEICESTER, United Kingdom (Crux) –  Britain’s foreign secretary said he was “deeply disturbed” by the fact that 215 million Christians faced persecution in 2018, one of the many instances of religious intolerance highlighted in a new survey published by the UK government. The 2018 Human Rights and Democracy report, issued every year […]

Iraqi Christianity May Soon Be Persecuted to Its End, Archbishop Warns

  The Tablet Staff Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Iraq is warning that Christianity in his country is close to disappearing. “One of the oldest Churches, if not the oldest Church in the world, is perilously close to extinction. Those of us who remain must be ready to face martyrdom,” Archbishop Warda, a Chaldean Catholic […]

Christian Returned From Iraq Only to Be Kidnapped by ISIS

An ISIS-affiliated group kidnapped a Coptic Christian man traveling in a communal taxi from Ismailia Governorate to Al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai Governorate, northeast of Cairo, his family told The Tablet.

New ISIS Attack on Egyptian Copts Mirrors Previous Strike

On the same road and with the same style of last year’s attack, members of ISIS killed seven Coptic Christians Nov. 2 on a bus carrying worshippers returning from a visit to St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery in El Minya Governorate.

Egyptian Copts Called ‘Infidels,’ Harassed For Attending Church

Last week, two churches in Egypt were subject to demonstrations by Muslim hardliners who prevented Coptic Christians from worshiping, claiming the churches are unlicensed. In a third incident, a police officer broke onto a church and screamed at the worshippers “Infidels … you are all infidels.”

Life in Egypt for a Christian Woman: ‘Easy Prey’

To be a woman in a country where most of her people see women as a disgrace, and at best look at her from a sexual point of view, it is a heavy burden, but even worse when you are a Christian woman. It is hell!