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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 The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Chinese Pastor Jin Mingri Calls for Help in Prayer Request

(International Christian Concern) –Pastor Jin Mingri (Ezra) from Zion Church in Beijing sent out a prayer request over this past weekend, asking people to pray for he and his family, as they face further oppression More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Christian Teenager Targeted in Turkey for Wearing Cross Necklace

(International Christian Concern) –Hristiyan Haber reports a hate attack in Gebze, Turkey, where two unidentified individuals targeted a 19-year-old teenager for wearing a cross necklace. The teenager attends More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Car Bomb Detonated Outside Church in Northeast Syria

(International Christian Concern) –A car bomb was detonated outside the Virgin Mary Church in Qamishli, a city in Northeast Syria, injuring eleven. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Communications More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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55 Year Old Christian, Saleem Masih Accused of Committing Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –A 55-year-old Christian named Saleem Masih was accused of blasphemy in Khanewal, located in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, on June 13. Sources reached by International Christian More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Iran Responds to Global Outcry over Removed Cross

(International Christian Concern) –The cross of an Assyrian Presbyterian Church in the northwest city of Tabriz was replaced on July 9th following an international outcry. In May, Iranian intelligence agents More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Church in India Completely Destroyed in Suspected Arson Attack

(International Christian Concern) –On June 26, a church was burned to ashes in Charla, a village located 150 miles north of Hyderabad, Telangana’s state capital. The entire structure, made of thatch, wooden More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Myanmar Issues Arrest Warrant for Ultranationalist Monk known as Buddhist Bin Laden

(International Christian Concern) –On July 9, the western district court in Yangon ordered that an arrest warrant for ultranationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu be posted at his monastery in the northern city of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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19 Year Old Christian Boy, Sunny Waqas Arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –On 29 June, 2019, a 19-year-old Christian boy was falsely accused of blasphemy and arrested on a cricket field behind his friend’s home in Bahawalpur, located in the Punjab More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Thailand Arrests 51 Pakistani Christian Asylum Seekers

(International Christian Concern) –Allegedly acting on a tipoff, Thai authorities raided an apartment building in Bangkok and arrested 51 Pakistani Christian asylum seekers on July 8. The police rounded up several More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Christian, Nazir Masih Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Acquitted After 5 Years in Prison

(International Christian Concern) –On June 6, a Christian accused of blasphemy in Pakistan was acquitted and freed from jail after years of support from Christian advocacy groups. Blasphemy allegations were raised More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Boko Haram has Recruited 8 Thousand Children Since 2009

(International Christian Concern) –The UN has reported that more than 8,000 children have been recruited and used by the terrorist organization Boko Haram in West Africa since 2009. This devastatingly large number More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Only 40 Christians Returned to Mosul after Defeat of ISIS

(International Christian Concern) –Mosul’s only priest, Father Imanuel Adel Kloo, has reported that only 40 of the 15,000 Iraqi Christians who used to live in the city have returned home. Mosul was captured More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Colombo Activists Seek Justice After Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

(International Christian Concern) –The aftermath of the Sri Lankan Easter bomb attacks has left painful wounds in the hearts of all Sri Lankans, and sympathizers worldwide. While efforts to recuperate families More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Iraqi Christians Worried Over Electoral System

(International Christian Concern) –Iraq’s Babylon Brigade is a militia headed by Chaldean Christian Rayan al-Kildani. It is primarily composed of Shabak and Shia Arabs, and falls under the authority of the Iranian More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 8th, 2019
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Alvaro, Young Bombing Survivor in Indonesia Recovering

(International Christian Concern) –Alvaro is one of several young survivors of a 2016 church bombing in Indonesia. He sustained severe burns from the bombing, primarily on his head. As a result, he has required More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Egyptian Christian Girl, Sarah Atef Kidnapped

(International Christian Concern) –A Coptic Christian named Sarah Atef who was a fourth year university student disappeared on June 27th and remains missing. She is from Minya but is believed to have been kidnapped More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Chinese Catholic Churches Violently Closed

(International Christian Concern) –Catholics in Fujian faced a series of severe crackdown operations against churches that refused to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA). A report from Bitter More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Christian Teenagers, Sunny Mushtaq and Noman Asghar Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that two Christian teenagers have been arrested and charged with committing blasphemy against Islam in Pakistan’s Punjab province. More...


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