India: Pastor Beaten After Prayer Meetings

India continues to be hot spot for Christian persecution

This from The Voice of the Martyrs Persecution Blog:
Persecution Blog

On May 27, Pastor Rampal Kori was beaten by two Hindu militants in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India. 

According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts, “The militants repeatedly struck the pastor, who was returning from prayer meetings, with an iron rod and accused him of forcibly converting villagers to Christianity. They also robbed him of 3000 Rupees (US $70). Pastor Kori sustained serious injuries that required stitches in his head.” 

Meanwhile on May 26, in an unrelated incident, militants demolished a thatched church in the district of Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh. On June 1, another group attacked the Masihi Mandir Church in the district of Oriya Para, Chhattisgarh state, during a morning church service. 

VOM sources added, “At approximately 11:00 a.m., the militants barged into the church building and destroyed the facility’s furniture. The attackers accused the believers present of forcibly converting people, and threatened them with dire consequences if they continued to worship Christ.” 

Pray for healing for Pastor Kori. Ask God to strengthen the believers whose churches were attacked as they continue to stand in His grace.

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2 thoughts on “India: Pastor Beaten After Prayer Meetings

  1. As much as I don’t believe in forcing religion on others (and I deal with this a lot, living in the bible belt and not being Christian), the pastor is only doing what he believes is right. Whether or not others believe he is right or justified in what he is doing, he in no way deserves to be beaten for his beliefs. It’s really upsetting that there are still people all over the world who can’t accept others in spite of their beliefs, whether or not they respect them.

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