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“Again, it is forced conversion and it cannot stand. We need to continue to work and to pray for Leah to be set free. Let us pray also for her family.”
Numbering about 1 million in the days before the first Gulf War, the [Christian] community has since been decimated by war, economic turmoil and jihadism.
Christianity Today: ACNUSA director of outreach eyes US Catholics’ perception of Christian persecution
“There’s a great darkness over parts of the world where people of faith are persecuted or denied the right to worship.”
They are sowing terror among the population, burning towns and villages and attacking civilians on the roads or those travelling by public transport.
“Currently we are going through a new period of crisis, which began with the revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. All the Catholic schools and hospitals, which were part of our outreach, were closed, which considerably diminished our presence in society.”