Tag: South-Korea

South Korea rejects asylum claims of Christians who fled China

The group feared retaliation from the Chinese government and stood little chance of having their asylum claims granted.

"No way back" for congregation that fled China

According to reports, religious persecution in China intensified in 2020, with thousands of Christians affected by church closures

Human rights groups call for renewed scrutiny of North Korea violations

Actions as simple as praying or talking about the Bible years of imprisonment, and even torture.

Religious freedom on Blinken's agenda during first trip abroad

China has come under particular fire in recent years for its treatment of religious minorities.

Christian Group continues to deliver Bibles to North Korea via balloons

VOMK uses pre-filled balloons to carry USB flash drive loaded with official North Korean translations of the Bible.

South Korea made "Bible launches" illegal

Voice of the Martyrs Korea launches balloons with Scripture attached and drops bottles containing pieces of Scripture into the sea

Brazil will present a documentary series about persecuted Christians

"Faces of the persecution" (Faces da Perseguição) will be a weekly series that presents the life of persecuted Christians

Church in South Korea growing, slowly

The number of Catholics in South Korea increased by less than 50,000 in 2019, continuing a trend of slowing growth after a peak

The baptized have grown by 50 percent in the past 20 years in South Korea

Amid rising numbers the mass attendance dropped to almost 20 percent among Catholics.

French military frees hostages in Burkina Faso

Four kidnappers were killed and two escaped.