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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Pastor Li Juncai jailed after fighting against China’s demand to remove cross from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang

Pastor Li Juncai, along with three staff from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang County, Henan, was criminally detained by local authorities on February 20, after having firmly resisted the cross removal at their church. More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani writes plea for help during hunger strike from Iran’s Evin Prison

Nearly one week has passed since Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has begun a hunger strike from Evin Prison, where he is serving a 10-year jail sentence. He began the hunger strike in response to the Education Ministry’s More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Pastor Elisha Noma Released by Kidnappers in Kaduna

(International Christian Concern) –Rev. Elisha Noma was abducted on Aug. 14 by people he says are armed Fulani herders. On August 14, around 1 am, these abductors broke into Rev Noma’s house and took him and More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Persian Christian Ismail Falahati battling deportation from Turkey

Over the past few days, as cogs slowly turn in the machines of Turkey’s government, an order for the deportation a Persian pastor and his family, presently seeking asylum, back to Iran is being assembled. Ismail More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, August 18th, 2019
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Nepal: Tul Bahadur Pariyar, Rupa Sonam, Chandrakali Rawat, and Bhim Kumari arrested for preaching

According to The Annapurna Express, four Christians in Nepal have been arrested and charged under the country’s strict anti-conversion law. This report comes only days after authorities in Nepal released a 73-year-old More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Ohio Pastor, Cesar Guerrero Charged with Coercing a Minor Female

The pastor of a Sharonville church has been charged federally with coercing a minor female in a criminal complaint that details interactions with two alleged victims. Cesar Agusto Guerrero, Jr., 41, of Liberty Township, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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China Continues to Prevent Pastor Wang Yi from Meeting His Lawyer

Imprisoned Pastor Wang Yi from Sichuan’s Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) still has not been able to meet his lawyer, thanks to the Chinese government’s deliberate delays and obstruction. In the notice issued More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Chinese pastor John Cao appeal will be a ‘trial session on paper only’

On July 12, the lawyers of jailed Chinese pastor John Cao, received a notice from the Pu’er Court in Yunnan province stating that Cao’s appeal would be handled via a “trial session on paper only” instead More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
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Pakistan: Pentecostal Church Pastor Jadoon Masih acquitted from blasphemy charges

Jadoon Masih, a Pentecostal pastor who was arrested two years ago on charges of blasphemy, was acquitted on July 12, 2019 by the High Court in Lahore, Pakistan. Before his arrest, Masih was a pastor at Nasiri Pentecostal More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Pastor Sunday Adelaja: From a Humble Beginning to a Greedy Ending

When pastors fall, they often fall hard. Such is the case with the once Nigerian Pastor of Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations Church in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday Adelaja. His church boasted the largest More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 1st, 2019
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Former Pennsylvania Pastor Jerry Zweitzig charged in child porn, child exploitation case

On Friday, May 31, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced, a Hatboro, Pennsylvania man was charged by indictment with multiple counts of child exploitation offenses, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Nepal: Pastor Dilliram Paudel, Christians arrested, US citizen Leanna Cinquanta deported for ‘converting through allurement’

On Tuesday, five Christians were arrested at a hotel in Nepal including two foreign citizens from India and the USA. One of the arrested was Pastor Dilliram Paudel, General Secretary of the Nepal Christian Society. More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Chinese police assault jailed Pastor Wang Yi’s wife, Chen Yaxue over petty disagreement

(International Christian Concern) –The mother of imprisoned pastor Wang Yi, 74-year-old Chen Yaxue, was beaten up by Chengdu police after refusing to let them peek at her ATM password. Last Friday, when Chen went More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Nepal Pastor Dharmendra Singh arrested for ‘charges of forced conversion’

(International Christian Concern) –On January 28, Pastor Dharmendra Singh, from Nepalganj, Nepal, was arrested by police in Rupaidiha village, located in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, on charges of forced conversion. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Christian Gathering Disbanded by Police in India Uttar Pradesh

(International Christian Concern) –On November 11, a regular Christian gathering of nearly 600 people was shut down by police in Pure Pande Pululiki village, located in the Pratapgarh district of India’s Uttar More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Pastor in India Arrested for Attempting to Show Film about Jesus Christ

(International Christian Concern) –Last Saturday, December 9, Pastor Sojan was arrested and detained by police in Bakhtiyarpur village, located in the Patna district of India’s Bihar state. According to reports, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Hospital Treatment Denied to Vietnamese Pastor in Prison

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Vietnamese pastor Nguyen Trung Ton has been denied medical care despite his deteriorating health. Prison authorities denied More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Prison Officials in Vietnam deny medical care to imprisoned Pastor, Nguyen Trung Ton

(International Christian Concern) –A protestant pastor imprisoned in Vietnam’s Central Highlands is being denied both hospital treatment and medicine from his family. Critics say that the refusal to allow medical More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Bruson says he is probably ‘one of the most hated men in Turkey’

(International Christian Concern) –Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was released this weekend from a two-year detainment in Turkey, shared in an interview with ABC that he is probably “one of the most hated men in More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Brunson free from Turkish prison

Along with thousands of Christians and other faith-based groups, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) Coalition is celebrating the release of imprisoned North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson from his two-year More...


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