Archbishop shines spotlight on abducted and abused minors in Pakistan

Vatican News July 14, 2022 Original article Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore in Pakistan is urging the international community to do more to address kidnapping, forced conversion and sexual victimisation of young people from Christian and other religious minorities in Pakistan. Every year 1,000 Christian and Hindu women and girls aged between 12 and 25…


Nigeria’s Religious-Cleansing Crisis Is Not Due to Climate Change

Nina Shea National Review June 21, 2022 Original article Millions of Christians there continue to be targeted simply for practicing their faith. Sixteen days after the massacre on Pentecost Sunday in Nigeria, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Ondo state, we know one thing for certain: Nigeria’s government is letting the attackers get away…


Religious freedom advocates say State Dept. pushing a ‘political narrative’ on Nigerian violence

Ryan Foley The Christian Post June 4, 2022 Original article The U.S. State Department says it has raised concerns about religious freedom conditions in Nigeria even though advocates accuse the Biden administration of pushing a “political narrative” as the West African country faces increasing extremist and communal violence. The State Department released its annual international…


China Now Threatens Religious Freedom in Hong Kong

Nina Shea National Review Mar 20, 2022 Link to article As the CCP subjugates Hong Kong’s churches and their schools, no political space to object remains. At Beijing’s insistence last October, Hong Kong’s Bishop-elect Stephen Chow and 15 senior Catholic priests met with the mainland’s state-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. As the government watched on…