Iran:court hearing for pastor’s son

Iranian Christians request prayer following a court hearing on 18 June at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. Ramiel Bet Tamraz, an Assyrian Christian, and another man, a Christian convert, who has asked for his name to be withheld, were both charged with...
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Algeria: two churches re-open, though pressures continue

As Algerian Christians continue to request prayer in the face of pressure by the government, they are grateful that two recently-closed churches in Oran Province have been permitted to re-open. Churches in Ain Turk and Oran were closed in November 2017 and February... read more

Palestine: minor incident with priest

Christians in Jerusalem and Bethlehem are thankful for the reconciliatory response to a recent incident involving a Franciscan priest in Bethlehem, but are concerned that a minor incident has become exaggerated and politicized. On Friday 1 June, Father Fadi Shallufi... read more