LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — Pakistan’s second-ever cardinal of the Catholic Church is slated to be installed on June 29. The country's Christian minority hopes the appointment will draw attention to religious persecution.
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NEW DELHI, India (RNS) — Though it is illegal in India to discriminate on the basis of caste, the nearly 3,000-year-old social stratification system — while not as determinant in the life of many Indians as it used to be — still holds sway.
(AP) — Rohingya Muslims have faced state-supported discrimination in the predominantly Buddhist country for decades.
(RNS) — Daniil Islamov, an 18-year-old Jehovah's Witness, is being detained for refusing to join the military.
(RNS) — A fellow student will face trial for kicking a 17-year-old boy to death — a crime committed out of hatred toward Christians, the dead teenager's parents say.
(RNS) — U.S. Rep Chris Smith, R-N.J., blames 'U.S. government bureaucrats' for the failure to provide promised aid to persecuted religious minorities in Iraq.
I saw no sign of it last month when I visited Harbin, a city of ten million in the northeastern province of Heilongjian.
(RNS) For weeks the Jehovah's Witnesses had not felt the full force of the ban on the group. Now more authorities are invoking it to halt worship and harass even the youngest Witnesses.
(RNS) The film mixes real stories of Christians and others who have suffered at the hands of ISIS with the insidious insinuation that such persecution is at the heart of the Muslim faith, writes James Zogby.
(RNS) The controversial preacher and son of the Rev. Billy Graham described violence against Christians in the Middle East and Africa as part of a larger, global antagonism toward the faith.
CAIRO (RNS) 'The only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity,' the pontiff told his embattled minority flock at a Mass before returning to Rome.
CAIRO (RNS) "'No!' to every form of violence, vengeance, and hatred carried out in the name of God,” the pontiff told top Sunni authorities at the start of a momentous two-day trip.
BAGHDAD (RNS) As Iraqi forces begin the long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul and neighboring towns from the Islamic State group, Iraqi Christians on the Nineveh plain hope their time in exile is soon coming to an end.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (RNS) Is the church under attack? Or are the clergy just collateral damage in a wider wave of violence?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The body of yet another cleric was discovered on Monday, and now at least 15 Catholic priests have been murdered in the past four years in the violence-plagued nation.