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