The Worst Time for Christian Persecution in Human History

Relevant Magazine | 020918

According to a new report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity, persecution against Christians is the worst it’s ever been in human history. As groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS reached a peak between 2015 to 2017, genocide and persecution among Christians specifically has seen a new high.

In 2016, estimates for the number of Christians worldwide who have suffered some form of persecution for their faith range from 200,000 to 600,000. These numbers have grown exponentially since.

When looking at the 13 countries where Christians face the worst abuse, ACN reported that the outlook has worsened in each of them, with the exception being Saudi Arabia, where “the situation was already so bad, it could scarcely get worse.”

The big problem? Persecuted Christians feel as though they are forgotten, as governments in the West and the U.N. are failing to offer Christians the emergency help that is necessary as the genocide has gotten underway.

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