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By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Coptic Church in Egypt still fighting for its life

In an incredible court ruling in 2016, a centuries-old church was spared the axe and hammer of demolition in the Alexandria Administrative Court under the headship of Judge Muhammad Abdel-Wahab Khafagi. The decision, More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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Turkey rejects appeal for further investigation into the Hrant Dink murder

Turkey’s constitutional court has rejected an appeal by Hrant Dink’s family that an effective investigation into Dink’s murder has not been pursued. The court rejected on the basis that not all legal remedies More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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India to expel 86-year-old nun, Sister Enedina, denying her visa

The Indian government has not renewed a visa for 86-year-old Sister Enedina who has served the poor in India for decades as a part of the Daughters of Charity. The visa was refused on August 11 and Sister Enedina More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Myanmar military sues Rev Hkalam Samson for his sanctions remarks to President Trump

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on August 26, a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer filed a lawsuit against an ethnic Kachin pastor for the comments he made during a meeting with President More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Social Boycott Initiated Against Christian Community in Northeastern India

(International Christian Concern) –Earlier this month, on August 10, Pastor Hemant Meher was attacked and beaten by a mob of Hindu radicals in Dalki village, located in India’s northeastern state of Odisha. More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Iranian, Mostafa Rahimi1 Jailed for Selling Bibles

(International Christian Concern) -Local reports indicate that a bookseller in Northwest Iran was rearrested on Tuesday and is currently incarcerated in Bukan Central Prison. Mostafa Rahimi was originally arrested More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Suspects Hanafi Zufar and Salmon Linked to 2018 Surabaya Church Bombings Arrested

(International Christian Concern) –During an Aug. 26 media briefing, Indonesian police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo told reporters that they have arrested six terrorist suspects, two of whom have been linked to last More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 30th, 2019
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Pakistan Continues to Conceal Population Data Regarding Religious Minorities

(International Christian Concern) –According to The Express Tribune, the Pakistani Government is continuing to conceal data regarding the population of the country’s religious minorities. Many minority leaders More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 29th, 2019
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Bible translator Angus Abraham Fung killed in Cameroon machete attack, 6 others murdered

Northern Cameroon has become a hotbed for political and military violence. In 2016, the English speaking parts of Cameroon declared that they wanted to become a new nation known as Ambazonia. Due to this conflict More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Police in Inhil Regency Disband Church During Service

(International Christian Concern) –On August 25, the Inhil District Civil Service Police Unit stopped the worship activities at the GPdI (Indonesian Pentecostal Church) Efata Church in Sari Agung Hamlet, Petalongan More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Church Awaits End to Yemen Conflict

(International Christian Concern) –Msgr. Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, has recently spoken out to AsiaNews about how he is waiting to return to Yemen after years of absence due to the conflict. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Malaysia Arrested 519 People as of July for Terrorism

(International Christian Concern) –The Malaysian police have arrested 519 people suspected of having been involved in terrorism as of July, according to Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Without giving a breakdown More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Fulani Militants Attacked the Village of Hukke

(International Christian Concern) –Whether or not you believe that the conflict in the Middle Belt of Nigeria is a herder-farmer fight, ethnic strife, or religious battle, it is clear that the government in Nigeria More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Thirty Christian Families Threatened with Forced Displacement in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –On August 20, around 30 Christian families living in the Kachi Abadi area of Faisalabad, Pakistan were reportedly threatened with forced displacement by a group of influential More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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Iran Targets Christian Refugees Families

(International Christian Concern) –Two married Iranian Christian refugees living in the United States have requested prayers for their family members who remain in Iran. They report that there has recently been More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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13 Year Old Jennifer, a Lost Daughter, Part 2

(International Christian Concern) –In a village not too far away from Misari’s own, Parmata, a young Christian teenager, was attending boarding school. She didn’t think much of it when the head matron befriended More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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13 Year old Jennifer, a Lost daughter, Part 1

(International Christian Concern) –When Misari discovered that his 13-year-old daughter, Jennifer, had run away from home, fear and dread washed over him like ice cold water from the Niger River. Like many teenage More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Egyptian Toddler, Youssef Ebid Killed En Route to Church

(International Christian Concern) –Copts United reports the death of a 4-year-old Egyptian child, Youssef Ebid, who was struck by a tractor while waiting for a bus to take him to church. The Minya diocese in More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Imprisoned Pastor John Cao Moved to Kunmings Prison

(International Christian Concern) –On August 19, the mother of imprisoned pastor John Cao confirmed that her son has moved from Menglian detention center to a prison in Yunnan province’s capital city, Kunming. His More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Priest Chimezie Ani in Southern Nigeria Attacked on Highway, Barely Escaped

(International Christian Concern) –On Thursday 15 August, gunmen, believed to be Fulani militants, ambushed another Roman Catholic priest, Rev. Chimezie Ani, near Caritas University, a Catholic university in More...


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