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Boko Haram Islamists beheads Nigerian Christian Leader despite N50m ransom offer

Boko Haram insurgents have killed the Michika Local Government Area Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lawan Andimi. The Boko Haram insurgents invaded Michika on January 2nd, and were quickly confronted by soldiers but succeeded in seizing Lawan Andimi as they fled. The Adamawa...

Weakened ISIS beheads 10 Nigeria Christian captives as retaliation for Baghdadi death

ISIS released a video Thursday that purportedly shows militants in black masks beheading 10 blindfolded Christian men and shooting an 11th in Nigeria, as part of a grisly campaign to avenge the deaths of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the group's spokesman. The militant...

U.S. adds Nigeria to ‘Special Watch List countries

The U.S. government has added Nigeria to a “Special Watch List (SWL)” of countries that have engaged in or tolerated “severe violations of religious freedom.” This is coming at a time many Nigerians and the international community have criticised the Nigerian government for its serial...

As Reinhard Bonnke goes home, Here comes his successor Evangelist Daniel Kolenda

The popular German evangelist has passed the mantle to Kolenda after 50 years in the ministry. Reinhard Bonnke has gone around the world preaching and winning souls for at least 50 years. Now, at the ripe age of 77, he has handed over the leadership torch...

5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke

Reinhard Bonnke, the celebrated German evangelist, has died at the age of 79, according to a post on his official Facebook page. During his more than 60 years of preaching, Bonnke was best known for his work with the Great Gospel Crusades throughout Africa. Bonnke...

BREAKING: Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Christ for All Nations Founder dies peacefully

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, founder of Christ for all Nations (CfaN) has passed away at the age of 79. According to his family, he was surrounded by loved ones and passed away peacefully on Saturday. "It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce...

U.S. pastor deported from Rwanda hours after arrest

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda’s government has deported an American pastor hours after his arrest for “disturbing public order”, officials said. Gregg Schoof was arrested on Monday and deported late that evening directly to the United States, Rwanda’s director general of immigration Francois Regis Gatarayiha told...

Iran has world’s ‘fastest-growing church,’ despite no buildings – and it’s mostly led by women: documentary

A new film tells the story of the "fastest-growing church" in the world, an underground, persecuted Christian movement in a country known for exporting radical Islamic terrorism -- Iran. But the Muslim-majority nation's citizens are reportedly fleeing Islam in droves, as believers bow their knee...

Nigerian Bishops reject attacks on Pope Francis

At the end of their recent meeting, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria have said that attacks aimed at Pope Francis are ill-advised and describe them as “the proverbial ill wind that blows no one any good, bearing in mind that there are other more...

Pope Francis in Africa: Is the continent the Catholic Church’s great hope?

Pope Francis begins a three-nation visit to Africa later on Wednesday. It will be his fourth visit to the continent since he became the head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, compared to the two his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, made during his eight-year...