Syria Militants Behead Two Christians

26/6/13 Two Christians, one of them a priest, have been beheaded by militants because they were suspected of cooperating with the Syrian military. A video uploaded to the internet yesterday shows two men with their hands bound, surrounded by dozens of people, many of them armed and cheering in celebration. The two are brutally executed – beheaded with ...

Two Christian Churches in Egypt Attacked By Muslims This Week

21/5/13 The escalation of Muslim attacks on Christian churches in Egypt continues unabated. This week two attacks were carried out, one in Alexandria and one in Menbal in Upper Egypt—both allegedly prompted by harassment of Muslim women. Yesterday the church of St. Mary, in the Dakhela district, west of Alexandria, was attacked by Molotov cocktails and ...

Syrian rebel soldiers kidnap two Priests

CWN - 15/2/13 Two Christian priests—one Armenian Catholic and the other Greek Orthodox—have been kidnapped by Syrian rebel soldiers. Armenian Catholic Archbishop Boutros Marayati of Aleppo told the Fides news service that it was unclear whether the kidnappers represented the rebel forces or were renegades acting for themselves. Church officials are trying to establish contact with the ...