ACLJ Says Reports of Execution of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Are Rumors

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has courageously stood his ground and refused to recant his faith in ChristAs of March 5 the ACLJ is reported to have denied the rumors that Pastor Youcef had been hanged. Now that was a few days ago. Does anybody have a reliable update? And I’m keeping him in my prayers and especially remembering him in my Daily Offering and at Daily Mass. Please keep this courageous and faithful pastor in your prayers, too, as well as all others who are persecuted for faith in Christ Jesus. Amen.

The American Center for Law and Justice’s sources in Iran confirmed Saturday that Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is in fact alive, and rumors that he was to be executed over the weekend were false.

Photos surfaced on the Internet Saturday, allegedly showing a blindfolded Nadarkhani facing execution by hanging. These photos are outdated and false, the ACLJ reported Saturday.

Although Nadarkhani is still alive, the ACLJ does still believe that Iranian courts have issued an execution order. In the past, Iran has not informed the public of an execution, oftentimes dropping the prisoner’s executed body on the family’s doorstep.

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Youcef Nadarkhani Has Not Been Executed; ACLJ Denies Rumors http://www.christianpost.com/news/youcef-nadarkhani-has-not-been-executed-aclj-denies-rumors-70837/

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    • I still haven’t heard any more but I’m keeping him in my prayers and all who are suffering the horror that this man and his loved ones are facing. When people act like religious freedom is insignificant, I think of what Pastor Youcef is enduring and his faithfulness. And I can’t take my freedom for granted so easily any more. I pray I don’t have to find out what it’s really like. And I pray that if I do find out, that I will be as courageous and faithful as he has been. May our good Lord watch over and keep him. And may his persecutors come to a conversion of heart and mind so as to stop their threats and cruelty and turn back to God and repent. Lord, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Amen.

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