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Monday, November 28th, 2011
The brutal murder of a Catholic priest a little over forty days ago on the Philippines southern island of Mindanao remains unsolved. Mindanao has been the scene of a long running violent conflict sparked primarily by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a militant group seeking to establish an Islamic state. It is unknown if the murder was religiously or politically motivated, however the killing and abduction of Christian's in Mindanao is not unheard of.
Thursday, October 27th, 2011
The predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines is currently struggling to contain fighting with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the southern island of Mindanao. Although this event does not appear to be connected, attacks against journalists and Christian missionaries, including the recent murder of Father Fausto Tentorio, are not uncommon.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Last Monday, a lone gunman shot Friar Tentorio several times in the head and the body inside the compound of the Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Church in Arakan town, making him the third priest in his congregation to be murdered in the Philippines.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
"Fr. Fausto Tentorio, 59, who had spent more than 32 years in the Philippines, was killed this morning by a stranger, as he prepared to leave the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Arakan, North Cotabato"
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Gracia Burnham tells the extraordinary story of how she and her husband Martin were kidnapped by Muslim terrorists and how she is now sharing the Gospel with her kidnappers in their prison cells.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Raymond Ibrahim reports in FrontPageMag that September was a “busy month in the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world.” Ibrahim’s series, titled ‘Muslim Persecution of Christians,’ is published each month to document cases of persecution – whether it be general discrimination, arrests, or murder – committed by Muslims in majority Islamic countries, Asia and the West.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
In Jolo, Marawi, and Basilan, Christians are afraid to express their faith. Because of constant attacks and kidnappings, the churches can only be entered through a side door, guarded 24 hrs.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
As Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic terrorist group in the Philippines, runs out of money, it plans to kidnap nuns and Christian laypersons.
Friday, September 16th, 2011
Recent bomb explosions in Philippines have put the nation on alert, Islamic terrorists are suspect. Churches are believed to be the next target.
Monday, September 12th, 2011
A Christian man was allegedly kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by a Muslim couple in the Philippines, possibly in connection to his family's evangelistic activities in his community.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Human rights groups have criticized the U.S. government and media for not doing enough to speak out against anti-Christian violence occurring across the Muslim world. Fox News reports that at least sixty-five Christians have been killed in recent months.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
No one dies, but dozens have to abandon their homes. Suspicions fall on a new armed group, born from a split in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Tomorrow, a new round of peace talks start between MILF and the Filipino government.
Monday, January 31st, 2011
Monday, December 27th, 2010
Sunday, December 26th, 2010
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
“People will not allow the government to amend blasphemy law at any cost,”
Monday, October 25th, 2010
The Catholic Church is willing to mediate in peace talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels, a bishop said over the weekend.
Monday, October 11th, 2010
The Catholic migrants are currently in the custody of their employers at the disposition of authorities. Saudi religious police (Muttawa) arrested them last October 1 for taking part in a Mass celebrated by a French priest. 150 other foreign Catholics were with them, whose fate remains unknown.
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Monday, June 14th, 2010
Disturbing murders of Christians show conflict still flaring
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Plan to rebuild Cathedral mostly destroyed in April 13 Abu Sayyaf attacks.
Monday, April 19th, 2010
A great rundown on the status of churches in SE Asia, with particular focus on Church of Christ
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
Disguised as police Abu Sayyaf attacks Christian area, places bombs
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
ring Holy Week and Easter, Mgr. Romulo Tolentino de la Cruz, Bishop of Kidapawan and member of the Forum of bishops and Ulema, tells AsiaNews about the situation and future expectations of the population of Mindanao. For 40 years, the Muslim majority region has been the scene of war between the Philippine army and Islamic rebels.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Gloria Arroyo practically has a religious counsel for every year she’s been in Malacañang
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Church workers arrested February 6 are still in jail and possibly worse.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
In Saudi Arabia there is no freedom of religion. In order to keep her faith alive the woman took refuge in her room to pray.
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Christians arrested in Philippines, feared to be tortured
Saturday, January 30th, 2010
A Filipino nurse with ten years in Saudi Arabia talks about the dramatic situation of Christian workers, forced to embrace Islam just to keep their job.