Latest Persecution News – 12 June 2012


Blast Wreaks Bloodshed on Two Churches in Bauchi, Nigeria

The following article reports on the latest news of persecution in Nigeria, where Boko Haram continues its attacks on Christian churches.

http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/nigeria/article_1574817.html

 

Uptick in Church Closures, Attacks in Indonesia

The following article reports on the latest news of persecution in Indonesia.

http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/indonesia/article_1590219.html

 

The articles linked to above are by Compass Direct News and  relate to persecution of Christians around the world. Please keep in mind that the definition of ‘Christian’ used by Compass Direct News is inclusive of some that would not be included in a definition of Christian that I would use or would be used by other Reformed Christians. The articles do however present an indication of persecution being faced by Christians around the world.

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ITALY: MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE WREAKS DEATH AND DESTRUCTION


A massive earthquake has struck central Italy, some 100 km to the east of Rome. The 5.8 magnitude earthquake epicentre is located about 5 km below the historical city of L’Aquila.

Early reports have 27 people confirmed dead, with many people still trapped and buried within the 10-15 000 damaged buildings in L’Aquila and surrounding areas. Hundreds have been injured and some 100 000 people have fled their homes fearing the usually expected aftershocks.