Administration escalated pressure after a court placed Andrew Brunson, on trial for terrorism charges, under house arrest. Donald Trump has threatened to slap “large sanctions” on Turkey unless Ankara frees an American pastor whose detention has further strained relations between the Nato allies. The Trump administration escalated its pressure campaign the day after a Turkish court allowed Andrew Brunson to be transferred to house arrest after 21 months in detention. He is on trial on terrorism charges.
The woman whose prison sentence President Trump commuted this week at the petition of Kim Kardashian West is praising God for her release. In video footage that has rocketed around the Internet, Alice Johnson, 62, who spent more than 21 years imprisoned in a federal correctional facility for her leadership role in a cocaine trafficking operation, gathered around friends and family in Aliceville, Alabama, Wednesday overflowing with joy.
President Donald Trump has announced that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. He said the nominee has “impeccable credentials” and is “considered a judge’s judge.”
Before 2003, some 1.4 million Christians lived in Iraq. Today nearly 9 in 10 are gone, thanks to chaos in the region and the murderous reign of Islamic State. The number of Yazidis, another ancient religious minority, has plummeted as well.
During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump rightly railed against the Obama administration for not doing enough to help. Speaking at a dinner last October, Vice President Mike Pence said change was already on the way.
The whole world was watching the historic summit in Singapore this week when the President of the USA and the North-Korean head of state met.
Everybody was talking about “peace” and “denuclearisation”, but according to Éric Foley, the representative for ‘The Voice of Martyrs of North-Korea’, these moves will not be enough to help the plight of North-Korean Christians.
The US President Donald Trump called the issue of persecuted Christians in Nigeria, ‘a serious problem’, during his meeting with Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s president, in the White House on April 30th.
Recently the Central African country of Nigeria has been plagued by violence attributed to Fulani herdsmen both in the Middle Belt and in the northeast of the country. The Benue state has been particularly affected with attacks happening almost on a daily basis. Most of the victims of the massacres are Christians.