Mosques taking over churches in France

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The mosque invasion of churches in France has been going on for decades, but with the recent election of pro-Islam French President Emmanuel Macron and the attitude of entitlement of new Muslim immigrants, the tide is surging like never before. MORE

Pakistan Sentences Two Christians to Death for Blasphemy

Pakistani Christians hold banners and lighted candles during a protest in Karachi on December 17, 2017, after a suicide bomber attack on a church in Quetta. At least eight people were killed and 15 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service on December 17, …

The two brothers, Qaisar and Amoon Ayub, were accused in 2011 of posting material offensive to Islam on their website, and subsequently sent to the Jhelum prison in Lahore in 2015. Qaisar testified that he had shut down the offending website in 2009 but that a Muslim acquaintance of his, Shahryar Gill, had resurrected the site keeping the copyright in Qaisar’s name. MORE

China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor

All religions in China are regulated by the State.

Muslim inmates from internment camps in far western China hunched over sewing machines, in row after row. They were among hundreds of thousands who had been detained and spent month after month renouncing their religious convictions. Now the government was showing them on television as models of repentance, earning good pay — and political salvation — as factory workers. MORE

Opus Dei’s Role in the Viganò Affair

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This article is the final installment in the Four-Part series on Nienstedt and Viganò.

It is an in-depth look at the hidden hand of Opus Dei in the Viganò affair and the role that the Prelature has played in bringing the affair to world-wide attention with such astonishing speed and continuality. The Viganò affair is not a matter of the usual slow Vatican “leaks,” but a carefully orchestrated and coordinated “tsunami” of “The Work,” which acts in secret and hides behind its unidentified members and “apostolates.” MORE

Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrims in Mexico Dancers in indigenous attire perform

Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images  Of. Dancers in indigenous attire perform in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the plaza of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in northern Mexico City, Dec. 12 2018 on the feast day of the Lady of Guadalupe. RNS photo by Irving Cabrera Torres