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First special envoy of religious freedom in the European Union, Ján Figel'

EU Appoints First Special Envoy For Religious Freedom

Former First Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Jan Figel’ was appointed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as the first Special Envoy “for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union” as of May 6, according to a press release.

South Korean Missionary Killed in Philippines Home

Sim Jae-Sok, a South Korean missionary, was killed in his home in Taytay on Friday morning, according to local police. According to officials, Sim woke up early that morning to exercise, but came into contact with a robber who was in his home, leading to a scuffle

Sri Lanka landslide

134 Missing and 64 Dead from Landslide in Sri Lanka

Emergency teams have been searching for a missing 134 people who have been buried in mud after landslides covered three villages in Sri Lanka, but fear that there may not be any survivors.

China Releases Pastor Who Protested Cross-Removal Campaign

The pastor of a China state-run church called Pyongyang Three-Self Patriotic Movement Church who protested against the cross-removal campaign in Zhejiang province was released this week after being imprisoned for the last eight months, China Aid reported.

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