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‘State authoritarianism’ in Asia restricts freedom to worship, says new report

From tightening constraints in Vietnam to an almost total ban in North Korea, state authoritarianism restricts ability to worship freely

Hate crimes against Christians on the rise in Europe, report says

Out of 500 anti-Christian hate crimes documented in 2021, approximately 300 were acts of vandalism, such as graffiti and desecration

Police in India arrest over 200 in crackdown on Islamic group

Authorities have long claimed that the Popular Front of India has close ties with the Students Islamic Movement of India, a militant group

Church group urges dropping of charges against missionaries

The Religious Discernment Group said that accusing the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines of financing terrorists is “simply ridiculous”

Nicaraguan Catholic bishop in detention says he is healthy

Bishop Rolando Alvarez has been holed up at home in Managua for a week after riot police prevented him from leaving to say Mass

Tibetan woman arrested for Dalai Lama photo

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists around the world

Women worldwide face sex-based religious persecution

These women, simply because they are women, face horrors from rape and forced marriage to forced birth control and sterilization

Christians most persecuted among displaced people, reveals latest Open Doors report

The report said the unique story of each displaced Christian varies based on their “personal layers of vulnerability”

US report on international religious freedom cites genocides in China and...

The report singles out the two countries for their repression of mostly Muslim Uyghurs and Rohingya

Despite Vatican-China deal, Chinese Catholics continue to face persecution

The report said that all religions, including the state-controlled ones, have suffered from "aggressive repression on religious freedom"

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