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Report examines persecution of Church in 33 nations

Catholic World News - March 18, 2011

Aid to the Church in Need has issued its 2011 report on the persecution of Christians worldwide.

The report, which examines persecution in 33 nations, notes that “Christians in Muslim countries are now especially vulnerable and those responsible for crimes against them are quite open about their contempt for the Church … As witnessed in Iraq and in some other countries, the express wish of the extremists is undoubtedly to wipe out Christianity from their land.”

“In non-Muslim countries too there have been manifest signs of increasing radicalization of religious groups and a corresponding growing antipathy to Christianity,” the report adds. “This is especially visible among Hindu extremists.”

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