Over 100 Christians Arrested in Eritrea

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Winchester, VA – Eritrea is a tiny country in north-eastern Africa, and is one of the hardest countries in the world in which to be a Christian. 10 years ago the Eritrian Orthodox Patriarch Abune Antonios was placed under house arrest for failing to abide by government demands to excommunicate 3,000 members of a revival movement and for demanding the release of Christians imprisoned under accusations of treason. Now it is being reported by World Watch Monitor that almost 100 Christians have been arrested by the Eritrean government. While the Orthodox Church is one of four permitted religions in Eritrea, it is still risky to belong to any religion that might criticize the current regime. Let us keep them in prayer!

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