PAKISTAN’S Christians are suffering as never before. One of the world’s most persecuted religious communities, they are no strangers to extreme poverty, discrimination, acts of violence, rape and kidnapping. And so, when COVID-19 came, they were defenceless.
Around 400 Christians were killed during the first three months of 2020 as villages were attacked, churches burnt and Christians abducted – one kidnapped seminarian, 18-year-old Michael Nnadi, was killed.
“Almost two in every three people in Syria are displaced”, many of them struggling to get enough food. And, with an infrastructure shattered by nine years of war, the country is totally at the mercy of the coronavirus.
The explosions that devastated three churches, killing 259 and physically injuring many more, were part of the biggest attack on Christians in recent times. With your assistance, the country’s Christians will continue to recover from their wounds.
Central African Republic is facing an astronomic crisis. War and political unrest have brought the country to its knees – thousands have been killed, wounded and nearly a million are internally displaced.
A report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2017-19
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