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In Pakistan, Christians are ‘the poorest of the poor’

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“The main challenge for Christians is education, otherwise they will not have the means to lift themselves out of poverty.”

Priests and religious are in danger in many parts of the world

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They have been shot, stabbed, struck with machetes, and beaten to death.

Burkina Faso Christians face resurgence of terrorist attacks

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Many of them had been identified as Christians and the terrorists were expressly seeking them out to kill them because of their faith.

Bosnia Herzegovina: ‘Catholics are discriminated against in every respect’

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“If there is any Church in need in Europe, then it is ours. In my Diocese of Banja Luka, 95 percent of the Church buildings were destroyed or severely damaged during the war.”

Ethiopia: Missionary pleads for peace

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The causes of the war are complex, but the results, as always, have been especially tragic for the civilian population.

Anti-conversion law foments anti-Christian campaign in central India

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“Even an act of Christian charity can be construed as a case of illegally attempted conversion,” Shah said.

#Redweek: shining a light on Christian persecution and violations of religious freedom

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“The campaign is “sending a clear message of solidarity with persecuted Christians throughout the world.”

Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Sleiman

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“Lebanon is not an independent or free country anymore due to the Iranian interference in Lebanese affairs carried out by Hezbollah.”

In Venezuela, crisis has brought many closer to the Church

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“We are here to serve the people, especially the poorest. Our role and commitment are to act as a presence that can bring light to the situation, inspired by the Gospel.”

Nepal: Local Church is shocked by arrest of two women religious

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“The Catholic community views this incident as an attack on minority communities, and an attempt to criminalize in particular Christian missionary activities.”

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Religious FREEDOM

IN THE WORLD

REPORT 2021

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