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October 20, 2018
Over 90% of the Orthodox Christians in Iraq were displaced during the period of war and strife that began early in the 21st century. Most of them are...
October 16, 2018
The crackdown on Christianity in China initially targeted primarily evangelical Protestant churches, but this report notes: “[Many] of the big...
October 15, 2018
It is becoming increasingly dangerous to be a Christian in Kenya. Please pray for our Orthodox brethren there: the Orthodox community in Kenya is the...
October 14, 2018
A Christian woman, Asia Bibi, has been on death row for years for saying to a group of Muslim women: “I’m not going to convert. I believe in my...
October 13, 2018
Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Protestant pastor from the United States who has been held in a Turkish prison on spurious terrorism charges, will...
October 12, 2018
“Why did the symbol of Orthodoxy bother them? I am sorry as a Greek,” said a local resident. Indeed. The migrants’ religion should not override...
October 12, 2018
The Order applauds this news and hopes that Turkey’s President Erdogan will accept this deal, reversing his stance on Pastor Brunson’s...
October 10, 2018
Christianity has been in India since apostolic times, brought there by St. Thomas the Apostle in A.D. 52, as attested by St. Ephraim, St. John...
October 10, 2018
Father Pierluigi Maccalli of the Society of African Missions (SMA) apparently roused the ire of his captors by organizing “meetings against...
October 10, 2018
The Christians of Indonesia live in precarious circumstances, as exemplified by what the Jambi Civil Service Police did as recounted in this article:...
October 6, 2018
Aside from the horrors that the Masih family endured, the worst aspect of this story is the lack of cooperation and outright threat from the police:...
October 5, 2018
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East has a diocese in Iraq, the Archdiocese of Baghdad. Like other Christian communities in...
October 5, 2018
Christians make up about six percent of the population of Myanmar. The overwhelming majority of these are Protestants, with Roman Catholics...
October 3, 2018
This article is vital reading, as it confirms the stance of the Turkish government toward the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Christians of...
October 3, 2018
Nigeria is about 50% Christian. Of those Christians, around 75% are Protestant, 24% Roman Catholic. Of the remaining 1%, there is a small Orthodox...
October 2, 2018
While the crackdown on Christianity in China is so far primarily affecting evangelical Protestant churches, the Chinese Orthodox Church is also in a...
September 30, 2018
Sunni Muslims make up 87% of the Indonesian population, with Protestant Christians comprising 7% and Roman Catholics 3%. There are also around 2000...
September 28, 2018
The Orthodox community in Kenya is the largest on the African continent: the Kenyan Archdiocese has about 200 churches, dozens of parochial schools...
September 28, 2018
One of the victims said: “We are the only Christian family in the neighborhood. They wanted to snatch our property. Therefore, they started...
September 26, 2018
This brief video reveals the devastation done to Christian churches in Aleppo, Syria during the Syrian civil war. Of 18,000 Greek Orthodox Christians...