As Pope Francis embarks upon his apostolic trip to Iraq this week, Father Kiely asks, ‘Do we believe we are the Body of Christ that is being persecuted today?’
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Unless the U.S. and other nations keep pressure on the Nigerian government to take real steps to end religious persecution, millions will remain at the mercy of militant groups.
The 2021 “World Watch List” of nations most culpable for the persecution of Christians has revealed that preexisting trends of 2019 were amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is amazing that, after so long,” says Father Raphael Nguyen, “God chose me to be a priest to serve him and others, especially the suffering.”
In a Dec. 16 op-ed, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Toufic Baaklini, president of In Defense of Christians, encouraged U.S. officials and residents to reflect on the story of Christmas and to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians.
In France and Spain, there were multiple incidents in which tabernacles were broken into and consecrated hosts stolen.
The largely-Muslim makeup of Azerbaijan and the history of Armenian Christianity is a key factor in the conflict, particularly amid reports that neighboring Turkey is actively exporting Syrian Islamist extremists to Azerbaijan to fight Armenia.
The U.S. Secretary of State’s remarks at a religious freedom symposium came a day before he is expected to meet with Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Vatican to discuss the renewal of the Holy See’s provisional accord with China.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he believes the U.S. and the Holy See “have a shared interest in seeing that every human being in China has the opportunity to practice their faith, exercise their conscience rights.”