90,000 Christians killed in 2016, report says
January 10, 2017
About 90,000 Christians were killed in 2016 because of their faith, accorindg to World Religion News.
Most of the deaths occurred in tribal conflicts in Africa, where over 60,000 people were killed. But another 27,000 died in terrorist incidents, in the deliberate destruction of Christian villages, and in government persecution.
More than 500 million Christians are unable to practice their faith openly and freely, the report said. Although the number of Christians killed in 2016 was down somewhat from the previous year, when 105,000 died for the faith, Christians remain the group most commonly subject to persecution.
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- Report: In 2016, a Christian Was Killed Somewhere in the World Every Six Minutes (National Catholic Register)
- A Christian Was Killed for Their Faith Every 6 Minutes this Year (World Religion News)
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