Seven secondary schools run by religious minorities, including Christians, have been targeted and seized by authorities. Security forces stormed the school compounds and demanded the handover of control.
While the world has its eyes on the tragedy in Sri Lanka, the church in Nigeria also suffered a series of attacks during the Easter period.
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. The Coptic church celebrates Christmas on 7 January.
The Rwanda Governance Board continues to close any church that fails to meet new requirements laid down at the beginning of the year.
Omar*, 31, used to teach the Quran in Cameroon. When he became a Christian, he began facing severe persecution. The father of three was driven out of his village in early April. His house was burnt down and his wife and children were taken from him by his own family.