A Pakistani official dismissed reports of Christian persecution, comparing them to knife crimes in the UK. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said accusations of Christians being treated harshly in Pakistan are nothing more but exaggerations.
A report calls for the UK government to implement stringent policies to protect Christians all over the world.
One in five church buildings in The Netherlands are no longer used for worship. Dutch newspaper Trouw found that several churches are now converted for secular use.
A group of evangelical Christians on a train in India was reported for "disturbing public peace" by passengers.
A UN independent rights expert called on the government of Eritrea to respect citizens' right to religious freedom and to "release those who have been imprisoned for their religious beliefs."