A cross is shown on the roof of a Protestant church in China's Zhejiang province. Photo Credit: Radio Free Asia -  courtesy of a church member
East Asia

Crosses torn down from churches in Central China

Authorities in Henan province, central China, are escalating their crackdown on Christians, tearing down crosses and forcing churches to close. Local government officials are also reported to be revoking elderly church members’ pensions and stopping children going to school in an effort to force Christians to renounce their faith. They also […]

Father Mark Ventura was shot dead chatting to worshippers after Sunday morning service in Northern Philippines. Photo credit: www.philstar.com
South East Asia

Local priest shot dead after church service in the Philippines

Father Mark Ventura was shot dead chatting to worshippers after Sunday morning service in Northern Philippines. Photo credit: www.philstar.com A priest was shot dead as he chatted to worshippers after a Sunday morning service in the northern Philippines. Father Mark Ventura was shot twice from behind after an early morning service on 29 April, […]

Worshippers in Sri Lanka. Photo credit: Facebook, National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka
South Asia

Sri Lankan church stoned and Christians threatened

Worshippers in Sri Lanka. Photo credit: Facebook, National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka A stoning attack on a church and incidents of anti-Christian fly-posting have been documented by evangelicals in Srik Lanka. Accounts of persecution compiled by the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka in late March and early April recorded several […]

Images after the Easter Monday attack in Quetta
South Asia

Two killed in Quetta church shooting

Two Christians died and four others were seriously injured on Sunday 15 April when attackers on motorbikes opened fire on worshippers leaving a church service in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta. The latest terror attack follows a similar shooting on Easter Monday (2 April 2018), when armed men on a motorcycle […]