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…


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…


June 10, 2020: Bishops in Middle East and Nigeria Applaud Trump’s Religious-Liberty Executive Order

https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/bishops-in-middle-east-and-nigeria-applaud-trumps-religious-liberty-executi The … Church leaders in the Middle East and Nigeria contacted by the Register have enthusiastically welcomed the document. The presidential directive, which President Trump signed at the White House … prioritizes international religious freedom in foreign policy and overseas government aid projects, budgets $50 million a year for programs that advance religious liberty…


June 9, 2020: Ignore the optics. Trump’s executive order could jump-start the cause of global religious freedom.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2020/06/09/trump-executive-order-global-religious-freedom The Trump administration’s executive order aims to end this torpor, giving the cause more teeth by making religious organizations and communities partners to the government in promoting religious freedom, requiring our diplomatic missions in violator countries to develop plans of action for improving the situation on the ground, providing serious funding for programs that…