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Massimo Introvigne


China plays no favourites. It persecutes all religions

9 Sep 2019
An interview with a world authority on Xi Jinping’s policies

Exposing the ‘axis of shame’ over Uyghur concentration camps in China

15 Jul 2019
The ‘Belt and Road’ project is morally compromising for many countries

The drama of Kazakh Muslims in China: imprisoned, tortured, silenced

11 Mar 2019
Kazakhstan is becoming the epicenter of a struggle for religious freedom

The rise and rise of Wicca

5 Dec 2018
The astonishing growth of witchcraft in the US is a little-understood phenomenon

Vatican’s deal with China has a precedent in Napoleonic era

24 Sep 2018
Its diplomacy aims to prevent persecution as much as possible

A bitter winter in store for religion in China

17 May 2018
A new magazine will cover repression of religious movements

Intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe and North America

23 Nov 2016
There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech

Who is behind America’s After-School Satan clubs?

4 Nov 2016
The sinister initiative is a ploy to remove Christianity from schools.

Separating the faith from the sword

1 Aug 2016
The strategy of Pope Francis seems to be working in Italy.

Faster, faster! How to slow down in an accelerating world

6 Jul 2015
Try losing time with those you love.

Lest we forget

8 Jul 2011
Let’s not lose sight of the fact that persecution of Christians continues throughout the world, says a religious affairs expert.

How the Nazis engineered a paedophile priests scare

21 Apr 2010
In 1937 propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels organized a campaign to discredit the Catholic Church after Pope Pius XI severely criticised the Nazi regime. 

Moral panic flares again

3 Apr 2010
Is priestly paedophilia a problem? Yes, says an Italian sociologist. Is it a big problem? No.

The shadowy world of the “Illuminati”

22 May 2009
The popular film Angels & Demons packs a lot of information about hidden conspiracies into 138 minutes. And most of it is wrong.