Almaz spent time in an Eritrean prison for her faith.
Almaz spent time in an Eritrean prison for her faith.
Jul 18, 2019 • Eritrea

Authorities Arrest Hundreds of Believers in June

The Eritrean government increased its pressure on Christians in June, arresting about 500 people in various raids, according to a VOM contact. In one raid on an underground church, authorities arrested 45 believers, including children, pregnant women and elderly people. “They were taken to Agordat, a notoriously hot place,” the VOM contact said. “People in the area are under fear. Let’s pray, please!” The VOM contact said one reason for the crackdown is that many young people, most of them Catholic, left the country after recent unrest against the government. The government also shut down several Catholic hospitals. “Pray for the protection of our brothers and sisters in Eritrea,” the VOM contact said, “and that the gospel will never stop being preached there.”

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