Compass Direct News


  • More Details Emerge on Murder of Pakistan\'s Christian Cabinet Member

    Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed 25 to 30 bullets at Federal Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti\'s car on Wednesday as he came out of his mother\'s home in a residential area of the Pakistani capital to attend a meeting of the federal cabinet.

  • Monk, Workers Shot in Monastery Attack in Egypt

    One monk and six church workers were shot and wounded last week when the Egyptian Army attacked a Coptic Orthodox monastery in order to destroy a wall monks had built to defend their property from raiders, sources said.

  • Murder of Pastor in Honduras Raises Security Questions

    The murder of a prominent pastor in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, this week has focused attention on that country\'s alarming murder rate and the regular threats that Christian workers there receive.

  • Threat of Prosecution Remains for Some Christians Freed in Iran

    Iranian authorities have released about half of the Christians arrested for their faith across the country in December and January, as well as one held in Shiraz since June, sources said.

  • Pastor in India Traumatized after Attack

    A pastor in India\'s Rajasthan state who was stripped, beaten and wounded by Hindu extremists earlier this month is still traumatized, while police have yet to investigate due to family fears of further violence, security and hospital officials said.

  • Christian Killed by Muslim Employer, Relatives Say

    The Christian family of 24-year-old Imran Masih in Pakistan's Punjab Province was in anguish. The previous week Masih was found dead at his Muslim employer's farmhouse.

  • Christian Leaders in Indonesia Decry Lax Security after Attacks

    Christian leaders faulted Indonesian authorities for security breaches that allowed Islamic extremist mobs this week to attack a defendant convicted of defaming Islam, the judge that sentenced him, two churches and a Christian school.

  • Christians Fear Backlash at Massive 'Reconversion' Event in India

    The High Court of Madhya Pradesh, responding to a petition by the state Catholic Bishops Conference, directed the state government Wednesday to ensure the safety of Christians during a massive Hindu nationalist rally scheduled Thursday through Saturday in Mandla.

  • Report in India Blames Attacks on Conversions to Christianity

    Christians in India's southern state of Karnataka are preparing to file a court petition against a panel that blamed a series of anti-Christian attacks in 2008 on conversions from Hinduism.

  • Nigerian Violence Claims Lives of Christians

    Amid sectarian violence by Muslims, Christians and security forces in this capital city of Plateau state, a flash point for ethnic and religious conflict in Nigeria, scores of Christians were estimated to have been killed in the past month.