Pence encouraged those who have suffered because of their faith and pledged the support of the President, Donald Trump.
New "Faithkeepers" Film Raises Awareness of Horrors Faced by Christians and how you can "Be your brother's keeper"
Graham pointed out that the summit was for representatives of all branches of the Christian faith because all suffer alike.
Underground or unregistered churches are technically illegal in the country, and are thus often subject to raids and other forms of intimidation by local authorities.
The event aims to educate the American public as to the plight of persecuted Christians and to find solutions to protect them.
Bhatti's lawyer is going to appeal against the court's decision but it will take years for his appeal to be heard.
It seems that ISIS is attempting to expand its operations in Egypt as it faces significant setbacks in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
In 2016, the Christian Association of Nigeria stated that over 1,000 girls entered into forced marriages with Muslims in northern Nigeria.
These compact, high-speed, digital printing systems help Bible translators in regions where "the church is in hiding" and where there are no printing facilities for hundreds of miles.
If you're a Christian and you believe in God and not the dictator, that's a direct threat to the regime.