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‘Catholic minority in Georgia lives under difficult conditions’

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“Unlike many other Orthodox Churches, the Georgian Orthodox Church does not recognize Catholic baptisms and marriages. “

Christian home in Iraq is fire-bombed

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“We wonder, who cares about us and our suffering, as we are citizens among the people of this country.”

ACN provides psychosocial support to IDPs in Mozambique

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“it’s good to see the change in the children who are now playing more, running more, jumping more, and even learning Portuguese.”

In Mali, jihadists use hunger as weapon to subjugate the population

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“The jihadists are acting in the name of religion. Everything that does not conform to their own ideology suffers as a result.”

#RedWeek lights up buildings and consciences to remember persecuted Christians

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For the first time Ukraine and Bosnia Herzegovina also joined the initiative: the Greek Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kiev and the cathedral in Sarajevo were lit up in red.

In Nigeria, a priest recounts his kidnapping by Fulani herdsmen

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“We were not allowed to bathe throughout our captivity. We had to urinate and defecate in the hut. We were smelling like dead bodies and the hut smelled like a mortuary.”

New report documents extremist assaults on Christian women and girls

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The number of incidents involving girls and women being taken from their families, raped and forced to change their faith has grown over the last few years.

In India, radical Hindus accuse two nuns of illegal conversions

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“We have not done anything wrong or illegal, yet in full public view we were forcefully taken to police station. It is quite shocking, and we never imagined such a situation in our lives.”

Pakistan: plea to government to end forced marriage and conversion of women and girls

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Christian and Hindu girls are particularly vulnerable, as they are targeted to be forcibly converted to Islam and have far less social and legal backing.

ACN sends additional $5.6M in relief packages for Syria and Lebanon

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Some of the funding will go directly to Orthodox Churches such as the Greek Orthodox and the Syriac Orthodox, as well as the Armenian Apostolic Church, all of them in Aleppo, Syria.

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Religious FREEDOM

IN THE WORLD

REPORT 2021

Executive Summary