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Christians face worse persecution than at any time in history, new report claims

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Persecution against Christians is the worst it has ever been in history, a new report from a Catholic charity is claiming.

Looking at 13 countries where Christians face the worst abuses the study by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), released on Thursday, found the outlook has worsened in all of them with the one exception being Saudi Arabia ‘where the situation was already so bad it could scarcely get any worse’, the report says.

A woman holds a cross during a rally organised by Iraqi Christians in Germany denouncing persecution by the Islamic State terror group against Christians living in Iraq.Reuters

Persecuted and Forgotten? warns Christians in many countries will not survive if violence against them continues and highlighted ‘unspeakable atrocities’ around the world including in North Korea where believers face ‘enforced starvation, abortion, and reports of faithful being hung on crosses over a fire and others

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