US State Department 2017 Report on Religious Freedom

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AINA - 1/6/18 (AINA) -- The US State Department published its annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 on Tuesday. The following are excerpts from the report concerning Assyrians in Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq. Iraq Christian leaders estimate there are fewer than 250,000 Christians remaining in the country, with the largest population -- at least 200,000 -- living in the ...

Attacks on Christians on the rise: bishop

3/8/2012 Cairo - A senior Egyptian Coptic bishop said on Friday attacks on Christians are on the rise and criticised the inclusion of only one Copt in Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's government. “The general climate is turning against Christians,” said Bishop Morcos. “Assaults on Christians have increased. It's not just a matter of having one ministry,” he ...