New report reveals 75 percent of religious persecution is against Christians
Aid to the Church in Need has launched a new report which reveals that Christians are the most persecuted religion in the world – with 75 percent of religious persecution being carried out against Christians.
Aid to the Church in Need's UK Director Neville Kyrke-Smith, Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh and Aid to the Church in Need head of press John Pontifex launch 'Persecuted and Forgotten?'
Persecuted and Forgotten? – a report on Christians oppressed for their faith – was officially launched by Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, and Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh at an event in Glasgow on Tuesday, 15th March.
The report’s findings, labelled as “shocking and saddening” by Cardinal O’Brien, underline the words of Pope Benedict XVI, who at the beginning of 2011 said: “Many Christians live in fear because of their pursuit of truth, their faith in Jesus Christ and their heartfelt plea for respect for religious freedom.”