Sunday, July 13, 2008

Faith Under Trial

Pray for our brothers and sisters..
From Zenit...
Christians Suffering in Algeria and Egypt
By Father John Flynn, LCROME, JULY 13, 2008 ( The small Christian community in Algeria has undergone a rough period in the last few months. Two converts to Christianity were recently convicted of promoting their faith and given suspended sentences and fines, the Associated Press reported July 2.Rachid Mohammed Seghir and Jammal Dahmani were sentenced for the crime of “distributing documents that aimed at weakening the faith of Muslims,” said their lawyer Khelloudja Khalfoun.The convicted are evangelical Protestants, prosecuted when extracts from the Bible and other Christian books were found in one of their cars in 2007.According to information published by the U.S. government, 99% of Algerians are Muslims.(more)

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