'They were interrogated while blindfolded and handcuffed, with no lawyers present, while their families were denied information about their fate and whereabouts. These conditions are akin to enforced disappearances,' Amnesty International said March 30.
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Cardinal Ranjith said there are many survivors who still carry the scars, both physical and emotional, from the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019.
This month’s consecration of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Bahrain offered “a ray of hope for the coexistence of Christians and Muslims in the Arab world,” says Thomas Heine-Geldern, executive president of ACN.
“We are horrified that our campaign which aims to help suffering women has been censored in such a draconian manner.”
The study found numerous cases of forced kidnapping and exploitation in Egypt, that Christians account for 95% of women and girls seized by Islamists in Nigeria, and that 70% of those forcibly converted and married in Pakistan are Christians.
This year, Red Week will include not only illuminated buildings, but also Masses and prayer services for persecuted Christians held throughout the world on Nov. 17-24.
Thomas Heine-Geldern, ACN’s international executive president, said he hoped that the aid would “assuage the suffering of the people and enable them to experience a little Easter hope.”
COMMENTARY: ‘Report on Religious Freedom in the World’ lists dire statistics that require urgent response.
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) found that persecution, hate crimes, and religiously motivated violence were worst in 26 countries, including India, Myanmar, Iran, Malaysia, and North Korea.