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Religious persecution

Bishop Leahy speaks out against racism and intolerance

Some of those who come to Ireland have escaped from very dangerous situations, including religious persecution. On top of the trauma of losing their homes, jobs and often their families, they now face the challenge of being strangers in Ireland – Bishop Leahy.


Pope lends solidarity to those persecuted for their faith

Meeting between Pontiff and the husband and daughter of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy, as well as Nigerian Rebecca Bitrus, who escaped from Boko Haram after two years in captivity.


Christian bells to ring out for persecuted Christians

Parishes across Ireland urged to ring their bells for up to fifteen minutes and express solidarity with Christians suffering in the Middle East.


Concern over demolition of churches in China

Ten Christian places of worship targeted in crackdown in Zhejiang province.


Lord Alton says West in denial over Christian persecution

Christians “remain the most persecuted religious group the world over."


UN report highlights North Korean crimes

Christian Solidarity Worldwide urges Security Council to respond to regime’s brutality.


Pope appeals for victims of religious persecution

Some of those discriminated against live in countries where human rights are guaranteed 'on paper'.

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