Authorities shut down church over illegal Christian literature claims
Middle East and North Africa

Authorities shut down church over illegal Christian literature claims

Authorities in Ain Turk, Algeria have shut down a church on 9 November, after accusing a Christian bookshop of illegally printing Bibles and evangelistic material. Police raided the bookshop, which is situated inside the church, in October and subsequently closed down the building. The church, located in the coastal city of Ain Turk, […]

Government troops check a vehicle evacuating residents from their hometown of Marawi [Reuters]
South East Asia

Mainly Christians slaughtered in Marawi siege

Nearly all the civilians murdered by Islamic militants during the five-month long siege of Marawi were Christians, according to Amnesty International. The detailed analysis, which includes multiple eyewitness found shocking evidence that Islamists specifically set out to kill Christians for their faith. “During the conflict, militants regularly targeted civilians and […]

Chinese worshippers. Photo: China Aid
East Asia

China police disrupt church service to arrest 13

Police interrupted a church service in China’s south Guangdong province and arrested 13 Christians on 5 Novvember. The Christians were later interrogated at a police station. They were accused of holding religious services at unapproved sites. Bibles and other Christian materials belonging to the church were taken to the police station […]