Christians Facing Worst persecution in History, Report Says

Last edited 12th October 2017

Christians Facing Worst persecution in History, Report Says

Aid to the Church in Need accuses the international community of failing to take the situation seriously enough

Christians today face worse persecution than at any time in history, yet the UN and the international community are largely ignoring them, a new report says.

‘Persecuted and Forgotten?’ by the UK office of Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) says the persecution of Christians reached a new high between 2015 and 2017, as groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram stepped up attacks.

The report accuses the international community of failing to respond adequately to the violence, stating: “Governments in the West and the UN failed to offer Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria the emergency help they needed as genocide got underway.


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