Posts Tagged ‘Christian church’

Church destroyed, parishioners beaten, tortured, arrested

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

A church was destroyed in China’s Henan province on 5 May. Parishioners who tried to stop the demolition were beaten and 40 were detained, China Aid has discovered. Of those arrested, ChinaAid says eight remain in custody. China Aid is an international non-profit dedicated to promoting religious freedom and human rights for Christians in China. Read more

Patriarch opposes plan to make Hagia Sofia a mosque

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey is strongly opposing plans to reconvert Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia basilica into a mosque. ”We want Santa Sofia to remain a museum. It was a Christian church for over 1000 years,” Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople has said. ”If it is to be reconsecrated, then it should go back Read more