North Korea seen as world's foremost persecutor of Christians
Catholic World News - January 06, 2010
The government of North Korea persecutes Christians more aggressively than any other in the world today, according to a non-denominational American Christian group. Open Doors USA, which is dedicated to supporting persecuted Christians, put North Korea at the top of an annual list of hostile regimes. “There is no other country in the world where Christians are being persecuted in such a horrible and systematic manner,” said the group’s president, Carl Moeller.
The list compiled by Open Doors was dominated by Islamic governments. Conspicuously absent from the “top 10” list were China and Vietnam, governments that have systematically restricted the activities of the Catholic Church and other Christian groups; and India, where Hindu mobs have engaged in frequent acts of violence and intimidation against the Christian minority.
The top 10 persecutors on the Open Doors list were:
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
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