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Throughout the summer, a number of attacks on graveyards, church buildings and other church properties have been reported in Europe.
Christian charity CARE reports 445 attacks since 2016. In a letter to all political parties they call for “immediate action and a fund to help churches”.
The monument depicting Calvin, Farel, Bèze and Knox appeared covered in paint with the rainbow colours. The city files a complaint.
After protesters stormed Hong Kong’s legislative building, Christian leaders wrote a letter asking to “boycott any act that harms peace, and to express their views in a rational and peaceful manner”.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed several Christians, kidnapped 19 and burned at least 12 houses throughout Nigeria in May.
According to the Observatory for Religious Freedom and Conscience, these incidents grew by 20% in 2018.
Unidentified people entered an Assemblies of God church in Angouleme on Friday night. They threw paint on the walls and Bibles, and damaged musical instruments and the sound system.
“We lament this act of vandalism”, says the Italian Evangelical Alliance. The square was named in 2015 and is one of the signs of religious diversity in the Italian capital.
It is the first time in Morocco that a house is marked with the symbol of Iraq's persecuted Christians. “We are not discouraged and we pray for God's protection”, the Moroccan Christian Youtuber said.
Carlos Alvarado, of the Citizen Action Party, got 60% of the votes, while Fabricio Alvarado obtained 40%.
“We see this as an opportunity to make ourselves known [...] after every attack, there is an opportunity to share the gospel”, pastor Jorge Álvarez says.