Has the Vatican’s agreement with China been a disaster for persecuted Christians?

China cannot be trusted to fulfill its part of the bargain Kevin Andrews MercatorNet May 11, 2023 Original article How should the Vatican respond to the persecution of religious followers, including Catholics, by the Chinese Communist Party? In a recent article in MercatorNet, Michael Cook, having recognised the ongoing persecution of millions of believers, suggests…


Pope Francis meets with two Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram

Catholic News Agency Courtney Mares & Peter Pinedo Mar 8, 2023 Original article Pope Francis met Wednesday with two young Nigerian girls who suffered horrendous violence at the hands of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Sixteen-year-old Maryamu Joseph, who escaped from the Boko Haram in July after being held against her will for nine years,…


Abducted 16-year-old fights for justice after forced marriage

ADF International Original article “They told me they would burn my face with acid if I didn’t do as they said,” recalled Reeha Saleem, who was one of the forced marriage victims our team has encountered. This is a Christian girl who was abducted on her way home from school when she was 16 years…


The Stakes of Cardinal Zen’s Trial

Nina Shea National Review September 27, 2022 Original article While Cardinal Zen is persecuted and held hostage by the Chinese government, the Vatican aims to renew its raw deal with the CCP. Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen, and five others, were put on trial yesterday morning, 9:30 a.m. local time, at the West Kowloon Magistrates’…