Eritrean security forces have arrested another 22 Christians – 17 in the capital, Asmara, and 5 in the town of Dongolo.
A young Copt from a Cairo suburb is the latest Christian woman to go missing in Egypt.
A new report estimates that 50-80% of the Christian populations of Iraq and Syria have emigrated since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.
Egyptian Christians are mourning the 30 Copts killed in the bus attack on pilgrims travelling to Ascension Day services at St Samuel Monastery in Minya, southern Egypt, on 26 May. Around 25 others were injured.
The Eritrean security forces have arrested almost one hundred Christians in the past month.
Armed militants attacked a convoy of three buses carrying Coptic Christian pilgrims to a monastery in Minya province, killing at least 28 Christians
President Trump has appealed to President Erdoğan for the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson, amid fears that Turkey is using the pastor as a bargaining chip.
Protesters from Ireland and Britain joined Eritreans in a vigil at the Eritrean Embassy calling for the release of Christian prisoners in Eritrea.
Two Sudanese Christians jailed with Czech Christian aid worker Petr Jasek were released from prison in Khartoum on 11 May after receiving a presidential pardon.
On 9 May 2017, North Jakarta District Court sentenced Jakarta’s outgoing governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian, to two years in prison for blasphemy.
On 3 May 2017, a Pakistani court sentenced Pastor Zafar Bhatti (51) to life imprisonment for sending blasphemous text messages, a charge he denies.
After months of negotiation, 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls were released by Boko Haram militants on Saturday 6 May.
A group of 21 TDs and Senators have called on the Irish Government to recognise as genocide what is being perpetrated by ISIS against Christians and Yazidis in Iraq and Syria.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has turned down a request from Asia Bibi’s lawyer that her Supreme Court appeal be heard in June.
At least twelve people were killed and many more injured when Fulani militants attacked Asso Village in southern Kaduna State on Easter Saturday (15 April).
The wife of Chinese pastor Yang Hua has visited him in prison and reported that his health is “a little better”.
On 13 April, three homes belonging to Coptic Christians were burned and eight people were injured in the village of Kom El-Loufy (250km south of Cairo).
Churches throughout Egypt cancelled their traditional Easter Sunday celebrations in the wake of the bomb attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday, which resulted in the death of 47 people and injuries to over 120 people.
At least 49 people were killed in suicide attacks on two Coptic churches on Palm Sunday. 27 people died inside St George’s Coptic church in Tanta in the Nile Delta region and a further 22 were killed outside St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria.
Two Pentecostal Christians died on 17 March, five days after being transferred to hospital from detention, where they had been on hunger strike.