CNN: Sudanese Christian Woman Rearrested, Legal Team Says

CNN: Sudanese Christian Woman Rearrested, Legal Team Says

Meriam Ibrahim and her family have been re-arrested as they attempted to leave Sudan, shortly after her release from prison, where she was being held for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Lord have mercy. CNN reports: Sudanese Christian woman rearrested, legal team says By Nima Elbagir and Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) — A...

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Telegraph: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison

Telegraph: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison

We pray that this time the good news will prove to be true, and that she will be able to return to a safe and peaceful life, together with her husband and children. The Telegraph reports: Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim walks free from prison Meriam Ibrahim, the woman sentenced to...

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Pravmir: Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

Pravmir: Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union

In countries where there is no state religion, one sometimes hears the argument that a state religion makes people less religious, not more. The results of a new survey can raise some questions about that assumption. Greeks Recognized as the Most Religious People in the European Union PRAVMIR. June 20,...

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Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church

Dear brothers and sisters, I address now the entire Fullness of our Church, all the peoples of historical Rus. There can be nothing more important for us today than the continuing fratricide which rages on the territory of the Ukraine, taking away ever more lives. What is happening today, primarily...

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Vatican Radio: Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Catholic Archbishop

Vatican Radio: Mosul now emptied of Christians, says Catholic Archbishop

A Catholic archbishop seeking shelter in a village a few miles outside the beleaguered city brings us this report on the flight of Christians from Mosul. The city was taken by an Islamic extremist group that also controls parts of northwestern Syria. Other news agencies are reporting that all those...

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AINA: The Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians Is Entering Its End Game

AINA: The Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians Is Entering Its End Game

The news for Christians in the Middle East gets worse and worse. A group notorious for its brutality to Christians has taken over the city of Mosul in Iraq, triggering a mass exodus amidst growing instability and danger. Lord, have mercy. The Assyrian International News Agency has released this report....

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Hurriyet Daily News: Centuries-old Church Rescued in Cappadocia

Hurriyet Daily News: Centuries-old Church Rescued in Cappadocia

An ancient Orthodox Church in Cappadocia will be saved from collapse. After many years of concern over the fragile state of the building and effort to obtain resources, the process of restoration can begin. Centuries-old church rescued in Cappadocia AKSARAY – Anadolu Agency The roof of a 1,500-year-old church in...

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Daily Mail: Russian Orthodox Priest Rows from Chile to Australia

Daily Mail: Russian Orthodox Priest Rows from Chile to Australia

In the tradition of other great spiritual journeys, Russian Orthodox Priest Fr. Fedor Konyukhov spent 160 days alone on the sea, relying on his faith in God to bring him and his one-man ocean row boat safely across the Pacific Ocean. ‘I did this crossing only with the help of...

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Washington Post: Orthodox Patriarch May Join Vatican Prayer Summit

Washington Post: Orthodox Patriarch May Join Vatican Prayer Summit

During his recent visit to the Holy Land, Pope Francis surprised many people by inviting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to a prayer summit at his home in the Vatican. This morning, the Washington Post reports that His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew may also attend this...

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Guardian: Sudan Retracts Claim that Meriam Ibrahim will be Freed

Guardian: Sudan Retracts Claim that Meriam Ibrahim will be Freed

It appears our caution over this week’s good news was justified. Reports earlier this week indicated that Meriam Ibrahim, an Orthodox Christian woman awaiting death for her faith in Sudan, would be set free this week. The government of Sudan is now saying that its statement was taken out of...

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BBC: Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan “to free” death row woman

BBC: Meriam Ibrahim: Sudan “to free” death row woman

Glory to God! The news just came in that Meriam Ibrahim, the Orthodox Christian woman who has been waiting to die for her faith in Sudan, will be set free. This will be a cause of great rejoicing among the people who have prayed for her around the world. It...

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BBC News Africa: Sudanese Woman Facing Death for Apostasy Gives Birth

BBC News Africa: Sudanese Woman Facing Death for Apostasy Gives Birth

Thank you to the many readers who have encouraged us to keep following this story. The persecution of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag continues to capture the world’s attention, arousing outrage. Today, her situation becomes more complicated as she gives birth in prison, where she is already caring for her little son.  BBC...

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