Yemen’s Christians forced to worship underground amid ongoing conflict, bishop says

Christians in war-torn Yemen are being forced to worship in hiding in order to stay safe, a church official in the region revealed. According to an article in the Catholic Herald, Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, revealed that some of the Christians still remaining in Yemen are conducting meetings and liturgical services in the basement of a villa in the capital city of Sanaa out of fear for their safety as the conflict worsens. Hinder also said that it is not Christians in general who are in danger from the growing conflict, but the foreigners who have been ordered to “leave the country.” The Catholic Herald noted that the Catholics in Yemen are mainly foreigners from India who are in Yemen for employment. The apostolic vicar also said that he is not convinced that the warring factions will agree to a temporary ceasefire to give these foreigners time...Read more

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