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 These photos are outdated and false, the ACLJ reported Saturday.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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Copts in Northwest Cairo among the many Christian communities facing escalating persecution around the worldThe New Year comes in the way the old year went out: Bombings and burnings of churches around the world, the persecution and massacre of innocent people. The mainstream media is strangely silent when it comes to reporting violence against Christians, especially when that violence is perpetrated by the Chinese, who own them and everything else in this country, or Muslims, for whom our left-leaning media have such adulation and sympathy. So in case you haven’t heard, while we here in the states are witnessing legal battles and name-calling, others around the world are witnessing to the faith with their blood poured out on the streets. Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (Videos of testimony below.)


Video #1: Testimony by Ms. Cynthia Farahat: Egyptian Muslims Beat and Massacre Christian Copts

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