Sudan arrests eight church leaders in six weeks


Authorities in Sudan have taken into custody eight church leaders in the recent weeks in what is seen as part of the government's efforts to take control of the churches in the country.

Church in Bangladesh prepares for Pope Francis' visit


The Catholic Church in Bangladesh is working with different faith communities including the Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and other Christian denominations as part of its preparations to welcome Pope Francis when he visits the South Asian country from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

USCIRF visits American pastor jailed in Turkey


A delegation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has visited Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American minister jailed in Izmir, Turkey, over fabricated terror charges, and has demanded his immediate release.