HONG KONG – The recent agreement between the Vatican and China is a step towards the “annihilation” of the Catholic Church in China, Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, wrote in a New York Times op-ed published on Wednesday.
30 August marks the commemoration of the anti-Christian massacres: bishops are expected to make a statement and a delegation representing the Indian government will be coming to Rome for the canonization rite on 4 September
Residents of Hangzhou told they could be banned from holding religious gatherings while world leaders attend summit.
Chinese authorities have reportedly ordered the closure of churches in the eastern city hosting the G20 summit later this year to “create a safe environment” for world leaders when they meet.
A visit to Lahore’s “Joseph Colony”, a degraded slum where Christians are forced to live amid indifference and discrimination.
“Joseph Colony” was an easy target when, in March 2013, a crowd of Muslims set it alight, enacting a “mass punishment” of Christians. Very few were brave enough to protest against this parody of justice.
A horrific catalogue of human rights abuses of Christians and other believers is listed in the latest freedom of religion or belief report from the European Union.
The report calls on the EU to “use political and financial power to end persecution of religious minorities worldwide.” It finds “significant restrictions” exist on religion worldwide, including the near extinction of Christians in Syria and Iraq.
Up to 40,000 Christian and other non-Muslim refugees, currently residing in migrant centers in Germany, are being discriminated against and harassed by other asylum seekers, and even guards because of their religion, human rights groups have said.
Christian refugee Fadi S. from Syria, who took part in the conference, said when he arrived in a German refugees camp, he was “shocked” to encounter Muslim fundamentalists from whom he had actually fled.
Supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who murdered Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, began a sit-in on Sunday, which later turned into a call for Asia Bibi’s hanging, the application of Sharia, and the maintenance of the blasphemy law. Interior Minister denies that any deal was struck with protesters, who left “on their own accord.”
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