Palestine: hearing for Coptic church postponed again

Palestinian Christians request renewed prayer for nuns of the Coptic Orthodox church and convent in Bethlehem involved in legal action over a property dispute, after a further delay in the legal process. On 10th October there was due to be a court hearing, but members... read more

Turkey: Andrew’s song from prison

On the anniversary of his arrest, renewed prayer has been requested for Andrew Brunson, the American pastor detained in Izmir on 7th October 2016. He remains in prison. The prosecutor has asked for four consecutive life sentences based on allegations of obtaining... read more

Iran: appeal hearing for sentenced Christians from Rasht

Iranian Christians request prayer for Christian converts Yousef Nadarkhani, Mohammadreza Omidi, Yasser Mossayebzadeh and Saheb Fadaie. Their lawyer has received notice that an appeal hearing will be held at 36th Branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran on... read more

Turkey: Andrew Brunson linked to extradition of Gulen

Christians in Turkey request renewed prayer for imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson after President Erdogan linked his release to the extradition of Fetullah Gulen, whom Turkey holds responsible for the attempted coup in July 2016. On 28th September President... read more

Palestine Growing concern for Coptic Church

Palestinian Christians request renewed prayer for nuns of the Coptic Orthodox church and convent in Bethlehem involved in legal action over a property dispute. The family that has misappropriated convent property continues its aggressive stance, and has filed a... read more

Turkey: authorities impeding church appointment

Turkish Armenian church leaders have requested prayer concerning difficulties surrounding the election of a new leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Turkey due to government interference. As one of Turkey’s officially recognised churches, the election... read more

Iran: re-arrested believers face new charges

Iranian Christians request renewed prayer for Eskandar Rezaei and Soroush Saraei, believers who have faced a series of pressures over the past five years, following their re-arrest in July 2017. Eskandar was arrested on 6th July 2017 at his home in Lar where several... read more

Yemen: release of Salesian priest

Christians in the Arabian Peninsula give thanks to God for the safe release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian Priest from India, who was abducted in Yemen on 4th March 2016. In a statement issued on 12th September, the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia... read more

Israel: prayer request for Arad

Messianic believers in Israel request prayer for the town of Arad following recent opposition to the Messianic congregation. At the end of August, a Messianic congregation, Hasdey Yeshua, was meeting in a warehouse facility in Arad, south Israel, when a group of 20-30... read more

Iran: Christian prisoner continues hunger strike

Iranian Christians request prayer for Ebrahim Firouzi, who continues to be on hunger strike in prison. On 17th July 2017, Ebrahim started a 10-day hunger strike to protest injustices inflicted on Christian believers (primarily converts) by the judicial authorities in... read more

Turkey: update on imprisoned American pastor

Christians in Turkey request renewed prayer for American pastor Andrew Brunson, imprisoned in Izmir and facing four consecutive life sentences on newly devised charges. On 24th August Andrew Brunson was connected by a video link from the maximum security prison where... read more