Egypt legalised 156 churches and service buildings on Tuesday, 5 March. The total number of approved Christian churches in Egypt is now 783.
The 2019 World Watch List reports 4,136 Christians in the top 50 countries were killed for their faith. Nigeria alone accounts for 90% of those killed.
For many of us the Christmas celebrations have long-ended, but for many Christians around the world, Christmas just took place.
Marqos and his family lived in a small coastal city in Egypt.
Christians in Egypt suffered from a second bus attack in under two years on the same desert road to a monastery in Minya, south of Cairo.
In Egypt, Christians are seeking your prayers. But what they’re asking you to pray may not be what you expect. In this country, which ranks 17 on the World Watch List, the church is praying a bold prayer.
Christians in Nigeria continue to suffer extreme persecution.From 21-24 June Islamic extremist group, Fulani herdsmen, raided Christian villages - setting fire to homes and churches. At least 200 Christians were killed over four days.Women and children are especially vulnerable and a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been put in place. Our partners tell us that the violence continues.
Leah Sharibu was abducted from her school in Dapchi, Nigeria, on February 19th.