Egyptian Christian activist released
He has been in pre-trial detention for two years for his activism on behalf of the Christian community in Egypt.
Mexico releases three Christians over pagan festival controversy
Pastor Cipriano Gazca Maldonado of Emmanuel Mission Center Church said officials arrested the Christians for not contributing to a festival that included indigenous pagan practices.
Isaiah 61:1 says, “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me . . . to preach good tidings to the poor . . . to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”