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House of Commons discusses persecution of Christians

Catholic World News - December 05, 2013

On December 3, members of the House of Commons devoted nearly three hours to discussing the persecution of Christians, with some calling upon the British government to do more to address the issue.

“I believe that the persecution of Christians is the biggest story in the world that has never been told, and its importance cannot be underlined enough,” said Member of Parliament Jim Shannon, who began the discussion. “The subject burdens me, and many other members, judging by the number here.”

“100,000 Christians will be massacred this year because of their beliefs,” he continued. “200 million Christians will be persecuted due to their faith.”

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  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Dec. 05, 2013 12:49 PM ET USA

    So, the talking shop that is known as the House of Commons discusses the plight of persecuted Christians in the world, and we are expected to believe that our political representatives are really worried by the situation. Meanwhile, Mr Cameron is in China trying to drum up an increase in trade between our two countries, ignoring the fact that China is responsible for a great deal of the persecution of Christians. The making of money is more important than helping those pesky religious people.

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