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90 YEARS AFTER STALIN TEARS DOWN CATHEDRAL, NEW CATHEDRAL SEEKS TO HONOR HIM

90 YEARS AFTER STALIN TEARS DOWN CATHEDRAL, NEW CATHEDRAL SEEKS TO HONOR HIM

Controversy surrounds the opening of the new Resurrection of Christ Church in Kubinka near Moscow. The cathedral, designed as the Armed Forces’ main church, is designed to hold 6,000 worshipers and features a military green color and missile-like towers. It was built at a cost of around 6 billion Rubles (roughly 100 billion Korean Won), ...

NORTH KOREANS TESTIFY ABOUT THE BIBLE’S POWER DURING CORONAVIRUS

NORTH KOREANS TESTIFY ABOUT THE BIBLE’S POWER DURING CORONAVIRUS

Bible distribution to North Koreans continues to be double that of the same period last year, according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley. The ministry credits the Coronavirus for the heightened interest of North Koreans, as well as for new avenues for distribution. “North Koreans are looking for hope in ...

NEW JILIN CORONAVIRUS OUTRBREAK PUTS NORTH KOREAN SEX-TRAFFICKED WOMEN AT RISK OF STARVATION

NEW JILIN CORONAVIRUS OUTRBREAK PUTS NORTH KOREAN SEX-TRAFFICKED WOMEN AT RISK OF STARVATION

A new outbreak of Coronavirus in Northeast China’s Jilin Province has led authorities there to restrict travel and institute additional control measures. According to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the new measures make it nearly impossible for North Korean sex-trafficked women there to feed their families. “The biggest worry today for North ...

3 CHILDREN DEAD IN FULANI CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ATTACK ON NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS

3 CHILDREN DEAD IN FULANI CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN ATTACK ON NIGERIAN CHRISTIANS

Grisly photos and eyewitness accounts have emerged of the April 14 Fulani militant attacks against Christians in Plateau State Nigeria, in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. In this latest attack, Fulani extremists murdered two five-year-old children and a three-year-old infant. Voice of the Martyrs Korea has been gathering reports from its partners in the region. According to Representative Hyun Sook Foley, those ...

FOUR YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, PASTOR HAN CHUNG-RYEOL’S INFLUENCE CONTINUES TO GROW

FOUR YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, PASTOR HAN CHUNG-RYEOL’S INFLUENCE CONTINUES TO GROW

April 30 marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Pastor Han Chung Ryeol, the Korean Chinese pastor stabbed to death through his skull and heart in an apparent murder in Changbai, China in 2016. But according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea Representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, the story of Pastor Han’s ministry and ...

DEACON SPENDS 2,000TH DAY IN NK PRISON AS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR HIS RELEASE

DEACON SPENDS 2,000TH DAY IN NK PRISON AS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED FOR HIS RELEASE

Deacon Jang Moon Seok 장문석, who ministered to North Koreans in Changbai, China alongside martyred Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol, spent his 2,000th day in a prison inside of North Korea while coworkers mobilized a global letter writing campaign urging his release. “Deacon Jang, who is also known by his Chinese name Zhang Wen Shi, is an ethnically Korean Chinese ...

DEMAND FOR BIBLES SOARS IN NORTH KOREA AMIDST CORONAVIRUS

DEMAND FOR BIBLES SOARS IN NORTH KOREA AMIDST CORONAVIRUS

Statistics on the spread of the Coronavirus inside North Korea are the subject of considerable speculation among governments, media, and aid agencies, but according to Voice of the Martyrs Korea representative Dr. Hyun Sook Foley, one fact is well established: Demand for Bibles in North Koreans has increased sharply during the pandemic. “It’s not only ...

FIRST PHOTO OF IMPRISONED PASTOR WANG YI SURFACES

FIRST PHOTO OF IMPRISONED PASTOR WANG YI SURFACES

Pastor Wang Yi of Sichuan Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment on a charge of “inciting subversion of state power” last year. At an unspecified time earlier this year, authorities allowed Pastor Wang’s family to visit him. Then on Wednesday March 25 a photo from an unspecified source showing Pastor ...