Sunday, January 1, 2017

Study:Christians Most Abused Rel. Group in 2016; Some 90K Christians Killed for Their Faith in 2016

A new study by the Italy-based Center for Studies on New Religions (Censur) reveals that nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016 -- equivalent to one every six minutes -- the Newsweek website reports today (January 1, 2017).

The annual study -- which won't be officially released until next month -- also shows that 500 to 600 million Christians were prevented from freely practicing their faith.

The number killed has actually declined from 105,000 in 2015, but it still makes Christians the most persecuted religious group in the world, Massimo Introvigne, director of Censur, told Vatican Radio today.

"Without wishing to forget or belittle the suffering of members of other religions, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world," Introvigne said.

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