The number of Christians facing persecution around the world has risen to 260 million over the past year, said Hungary’s State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians in an online conference this week.
In a conference organized by International Christian Concern (ICC), state secretary Tristan Azbej noted the startling increase in number of Christians facing persecution for their faith, insisting that the international community “must hear their cry for help.”
While the world struggles to face a global COVID-19 pandemic, for many “coronavirus seems like the lesser evil” compared with the existential crisis they are forced to face every day, Mr. Azbej said.
Muslim extremists have carried out a door-to-door anti-Christian murder campaign, killing over 500 Christians since June. https://t.co/YKx9dyccLp
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Azbei stated that according to the most recent statistics, the number of Christians facing persecution globally has risen from 245