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Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World
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  • Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World

    Breitbart.com/Nick Hallett

    12/28/2016

    Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with around 90,000 killed for their faith in 2016, the director of a leading religious study group has said.
    Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), told Vatican Radio that around half a billion Christians in the world are unable to express their faith completely freely, while around 90,000 – one every six minutes – died for their faith in the past year alone.

    Referring to statistics from the Centre for the Study of Global Christianity, Mr Introvigne said around 70 per cent of Christians murdered in 2016 died in tribal conflicts in Africa. These deaths were included, he said, because very often they involved Christians who refuse to take up arms for reasons of conscience.

    “The other 30 per cent, or 27,000, were killed in terror attacks, the destruction of Christian villages, or government persecution,” he added.

    He told Vatican Radio that the Catholic Church is currently considering possible sainthood for individual Christians killed in territories controlled by the Islamic State terror group. Some Christians, he said, had risked almost certain death by staying in these territories to give testament to their faith.

    The statistics, due to be released next month, do offer some hope, however, as the number of Christians killed is down from 105,000 in 2015 – although, Mr Introvigne points out, they remain the most persecuted religious group on the planet.

    In March, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo reported that in just five years of conflict, the Christian population of Syria has been reduced by two thirds from 1.5 million to just 500,000.

    The majority of those who remain, he added, live in areas controlled by the secular government of Bashar Assad as they flee Islamist rebels.

    The city of Aleppo finally fell to government forces earlier this month, but much of the city, including its three cathedrals, is in ruins.

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    Re: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World
    « Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 01:31:50 PM »
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  • you dont have to be tortured physically or killed to be persecuted

    There is a lot of perseuction going on in the usa AND in Europe, I am sure (though I don't live there). I know all about the persecution in the US b/c I live there. You can be Catholic w/o being persecuted but if you are an outspoken, evangelizing one, you will be attacked and people will do great evil against you. I get persecuted for liking Fox News even. I went into a public place the other day that had CNN on all its TVs. I asked if I could change the station on one. The guy said "What do you want to change it to?" I didn't even bother saying Fox. He gave me the remote and I changed it but if i had said Fox, he probably would have come up with some excuse to say no, which is why i didn't. You learn after you've been persecuted a few times. Now, true, this is not to be compared with what the Syrians Christians endure but -- I have not told other more horrible stories of what i have been through as a conservative and Catholic (which you would think would be the same thing but these days, there are many varieties of so-ccalled Christians..) 


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    Re: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World
    « Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 05:18:29 AM »
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  • Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World

    Breitbart.com/Nick Hallett

    12/28/2016

    Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with around 90,000 killed for their faith in 2016, the director of a leading religious study group has said.
    Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), told Vatican Radio that around half a billion Christians in the world are unable to express their faith completely freely, while around 90,000 – one every six minutes – died for their faith in the past year alone.

    Referring to statistics from the Centre for the Study of Global Christianity, Mr Introvigne said around 70 per cent of Christians murdered in 2016 died in tribal conflicts in Africa. These deaths were included, he said, because very often they involved Christians who refuse to take up arms for reasons of conscience.

    “The other 30 per cent, or 27,000, were killed in terror attacks, the destruction of Christian villages, or government persecution,” he added.

    He told Vatican Radio that the Catholic Church is currently considering possible sainthood for individual Christians killed in territories controlled by the Islamic State terror group. Some Christians, he said, had risked almost certain death by staying in these territories to give testament to their faith.

    The statistics, due to be released next month, do offer some hope, however, as the number of Christians killed is down from 105,000 in 2015 – although, Mr Introvigne points out, they remain the most persecuted religious group on the planet.

    In March, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo reported that in just five years of conflict, the Christian population of Syria has been reduced by two thirds from 1.5 million to just 500,000.

    The majority of those who remain, he added, live in areas controlled by the secular government of Bashar Assad as they flee Islamist rebels.

    The city of Aleppo finally fell to government forces earlier this month, but much of the city, including its three cathedrals, is in ruins.

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    Re: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World
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    Re: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World
    « Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 12:40:55 AM »
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  • You can be Catholic w/o being persecuted but if you are an outspoken, evangelizing one, you will be attacked and people will do great evil against you. I get persecuted for liking Fox News even. ...

    Goodness gracious, that's awful. 

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    Re: Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World
    « Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 08:45:02 AM »
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  • Goodness gracious, that's awful.
    Yeah. Try telling the truth AND getting a job, then if you pass phase I, try keeping said job through the commie indoc known as training.

    Good so far? Then there's the fornication and flaming fag fest just waiting to be lit by questions and convo IEDs that you just can't quite avoid. You're gonna miss one. It even trickier if you've a sacramental sticking out, and there is always at least ONE chippie shouldered, "AntiFa Rox" Poopacka, freakish pugly "I enjoy beein' a girl/I dress up as Babs for fun whenever I can" think that came from planet X, or just your workaday party darling from management that is the administrative equivalent of Stalin.

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