100000 Christians Are Killed Every Year for Their Faith

100000 Christians Are Killed Every Year for Their Faith

The Middle East, Africa, and Asia are the regions that witness the most violations of religious freedom.

The permanent observer of the Vatican at the United Nations confirmed that about one hundred thousand Christians are killed annually for reasons related to their religious faith, as quoted by Vatican Radio. Monsignor Silvano Maria Tomasi denounced other tragedies suffered by Christians.

In addition to this, a number of dead, such as being expelled from their homes by force and forced to bear the destruction of their places of worship. Being raped or kidnappings their leaders, as happened in Syria with the Orthodox bishops who were kidnaped near Aleppo. 

He explained that the Middle East, Africa, and Asia are the regions that witness the most violations of religious freedom. He pointed out that this is due to the growing ‘sectarianism, fanaticism, terrorism, and deportation laws’.

100000 Christians Are Killed Every Year

100000 Christians Are Killed Every Year for Their Faith
100000 Christians Are Killed Every Year for Their Faith

Racial discrimination against Christians

For his part, the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Monsignor Mario Tosso, in a speech delivered during a conference on non-discrimination held within the framework of the expanded assembly of the Organization for Security.

 

100000 Christians Are Killed

And Cooperation in Europe; considered that cases of racial discrimination against Christians have increased in this region that covers Europe and Central Asia. Despite the conferences, it is convened by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. And he said: 

‘We regret the drawing of a line between religious belief and religious practice, which means Christians are increasingly being summoned before the courts to remind them of the limits of their own freedom to believe, and practice their rites in churches, while forbidding them to act publicly in the name of their faith.’

During the 23rd session of the interactive dialogue between the Human Rights Council and the High Commission, Monsignor Silvano Maria Tommasi said that ‘certified investigations’ had reached a ‘shocking result’.

Source: Vatican Radio (Google Auto-Translate)

 

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