Religious Freedom in the World

  • Priest Killed while Hearing Confession in Mexico

    A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports said. The death of Fr. Rubén Alcántara Díaz, judicial vicar of the diocese, makes 22 priests who have been murdered since 2012, the Catholic Multimedia Center reported. ...

  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 16, 2018, as Religious Freedom Day

    Faith is embedded in the history, spirit, and soul of our Nation.  On Religious Freedom Day, we celebrate the many faiths that make up our country, and we commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our cherished legacy of religious liberty. Our foref...

  • Pope Francis Donates 100,000 Euros To Syrian Refugees

    Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia have concluded their Lenten Spiritual Exercises. The Spiritual Exercises took place again this year at the Casa Divin Maestro retreat house, South of Rome in Ariccia, from Sunday through this morning. Following a morning Mass which the Pope celebrated for ...

  • Coptic Bishop: ISIS Targets Us in Egypt to Divide Christians and Muslims

    Bishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox bishop and advocate for religious freedom, said Christians everywhere offer the world a response that reflects the Christlike witness of their brothers and sisters in Egypt. LONDON — More than 40 Christians in Egypt, known as Copts, have been deliberately slaughter...

  • INTERVIEW: ‘Many Muslims Collaborated With Isis in Mosul; Religious Coexistenc...

    Archbishop Emeritus Speaks of the Second City of Iraq, about to Be Liberated by the Army: “We Hope for a Unitary State, Which Guarantees the Rights of Minorities”. The advance continues of the Iraqi army to liberate Mosul, second city of Iraq and bulwark of the Islamic State. The Special Forces ...

  • Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner behind withdrawal of religious freedom executive ...

    President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, reportedly helped convince him to trash a draft of an executive order that would have overturned President Barack Obama’s workplace protections for LGBT individuals and strengthened legal exemptions for companies...

  • Religious Freedom in Africa

    Given the fact that Africa is a continent made up of 54 countries, one can expect to find a great variety of situations as far as religious freedom is concerned. These are the main ones we have identified during the period covered by the present report:- 1) There are countries where Islam is the off...

  • Man charged with attacking bishop during Mass calls himself ‘The Fightin’ Pr...

    Charles Miller, who was charged with punching the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark during a Saturday afternoon Mass, is a former professional boxer who calls himself “The Fightin’ Preacher,” according to his Facebook profile. The 210-pound, 48-year-old South Ward ma...

  • Newark auxiliary bishop assaulted during Mass

    What started as a Mass remembering a Latino baseball star and humanitarian quickly took a violent turn as an auxiliary bishop was assaulted at the Newark cathedral Saturday. Newark Auxiliary Bishop Manuel Cruz was offering the opening prayers of the Mass when a man wearing a white robe over a red su...

  • Rwanda: Religious Freedom in the World Report 2016

    Aid to the Church in Need’s comprehensive assessment on the threat to religious liberty today – published on Thursday 24th November 2016. Compiled by in-country experts – journalists, academics and commentators – the Religious Freedom in the World Report 2016, includes analysis on 196 na...