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Persecution Against Christians in Sudan Increases

The government of Sudan has accelerated its persecution of Christians since mid-November, confiscating church grounds and beating and arresting believers in at least three attacks in North Khartoum, Morning Star News has reported.
Rev. Canon Andrew White (REUTERS)

Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the "Vicar of Baghdad," has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent decades.
Islamic terrorists are threatening to bomb five European airliners over the Christmas season, prompting changes to traveler guidelines.
The Apostle Paul asked the Thessalonian church to pray that he, Silas, and Timothy be delivered from wicked and evil people (2 Thessalonians 3:2-3). Jesus prayed in John 17:18 that the Father not take His followers from the world, but that they be kept from the evil one. How do we harmonize Paul's expectation to be persecuted and even Christ's statements that all of His followers will be persecuted (John 15:20) with the prayer to avoid persecution?
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

"We shouldn't get our hopes up. I don't see any sign of an immediate improvement in China-Holy See relations." Thus commented Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, reflecting on a symposium on mainland China held at the the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome.
Ilana Hacho and Malek Aissa were married in Qamishli's Church of the Holy Virgin over two weeks ago (Mohammed Al-Harawi)

Just 15 miles from the frontline of Isis, which persecutes their faith, the Christians of Qamishli gathered in the Church of the Holy Virgin for the wedding of Malek Aissa and Ilana Hacho.
A group of 13 members of ethnic minority Montagnards, who fled Vietnam for persecution because of their Christian faith, are reeling from malaria and hunger in Cambodia.
Six Hmong families who converted to Christianity were forced to leave their village after local authorities ordered them to renounce their faith, according to Barnabas Aid.

5 People Killed in Terror Attack at Synagogue in Jerusalem

At least five people were reportedly killed Tuesday morning in suspected terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem, according to Channel 2.
North Korea has released two Americans who have been held in the country for extended periods, after a negotiation carried out in secret by the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr.