Summary of news from December 4, 2023

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Discover a summary of 5 news stories published on the InfoChrétienne website this Monday, December 4. A good way to have a global vision of what is happening in the world, particularly in the Christian sphere.

“I was not afraid, because God was with me”: a 95-year-old Vietnamese pastor testifies

Duong Thi, a fearless 95-year-old pastor, also known as Ms. Ly, has spent her life sharing the Gospel in her home country, Vietnam. A mission which earned him five stints behind bars. This heroine of faith played a crucial role in the spread of Christianity in the country.

Attack in Paris: “We pray for our country”

On Saturday, a knife-wielding terrorist killed a tourist and injured two near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The assailant, known for radical Islamism and psychiatric disorders, has since been in police custody. Following this tragedy, the National Council of Evangelicals of France says it prays for our country “so that peace fills hearts”.

Algeria: Muslims and Christians pray together for peace in the Middle East

Around 200 people, including foreign diplomats and association leaders, gathered Saturday evening in the Notre-Dame d'Afrique basilica in Algiers. Muslims and Christians responded to the call of the Catholic Church of Algeria to pray for peace in the Gaza Strip.

Philippines: ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Catholic mass that left at least four dead

At least four people were killed and around fifty others injured in a bomb attack on Sunday during a Catholic mass in the southern Philippines, quickly claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Pakistan: Christian forced into hiding after being released from prison

A 45-year-old Pakistani Christian was released on bail on November 15. He was accused of blasphemy after sharing a Bible verse on his Facebook account. Since his release, he has received threats from Islamic extremists and now lives in hiding, far from his family. 

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