Report: In 2016, a Christian Was Killed Somewhere in the World Every Six Minutes

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PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS | JAN. 9, 2017

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The Center for Study of Global Christianity releases tragic statistics on Christian persecution 

The Center for Study of Global Christianity released a report of the persecution of Christians in 2016. The findings are tragic:

* In 2016, about 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith.
* Every six minutes, a Christian was killed somewhere in the world.
* 63,000 died in tribal conflicts in Africa.
* Most refused to take up arms for reasons of conscience.
* 27,000 died in terrorist attacks, the destruction of Christian villages and government persecution in nations, including North Korea.
* More than 500 million Christians cannot freely profess their faith.
* Christians are now the most persecuted religious group in the world

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