India Appeal 2020
There was no sign of anti-Christian violence abating during India’s COVID-19 lockdown. In the first six months of 2020 one Indian NGO recorded 293 cases of persecution.
Five Christians have lost their lives for their Faith so far in 2020 – two of them were raped before they were killed.
Bishop Gerald Almeida of Jabalpur told ACN:
““It is a cause of concern with the Church because Christians are being killed and beaten… There are much more attacks than ten years ago.Fundamentalism is a real problem.””
Extremists see these faiths as foreign religions, even though Christianity came to the country almost two millennia ago.
At a time when the Church is bowing under the burden of persecution and the coronavirus your love can give hope to our suffering brothers and sisters.