The new Constitution of the Republic of Chad would oblige Christians to swear on the Koran or the Bible but in the name of Allah instead of God when they are appointed to a new office in the Government.
The United Nations should have taken action on the situation in Nigeria – yet they still remain silent. Both the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Nigeria and leading Christian organisations demanded that the President take action and asked the international community to defend Christians that are under constant attacks by the Fulani herdsmen. But there has been no answer, no statement, no action taken.
More than 8,000 churches may have to close their doors in Rwanda for “safety reasons.” The churches of Rwanda must be remodelled to comply with new government planning requirements and local faith communities have been given a mere two weeks to carry out the expected works. Recently there have been similar anti-religious measures taken by the Rwandan government and these new developments are becoming a source of concern for Christians
The Hungarian Lutheran Bishop Tamás Fabiny visited the Middle East and Africa to meet communities of persecuted Christians. In an interview with ECHO TV, a Hungarian television channel, he said: “In Iraq, we discovered the ancient roots of Christianity.” He stressed how it is extremely important to help Christian communities in their own country so that they do not have to flee their ancestors’ land. Together with the Hungarian ecumenical agency, ‘Interchurch Aid,’ Bishop Tamás presented a donation from Hungarian Lutherans to the Iraqi people in need.