Pope Francis said in addition to persecution, another tangible situation a disciple of Jesus may find him or herself facing is hostility toward the faith and the Word of God.
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The commission wrote that “religious freedom conditions in Turkey remained worrisome” in 2019, “with the perpetuation of restrictive and intrusive governmental policies on religious practice and a marked increase in incidents of vandalism and societal violence against religious minorities.”
Religious freedom advocates, including the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have drawn attention to an increasing number of attacks on churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship in recent years.
In his remarks, Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey stressed that the plight of trafficking victims may be worsened by coronavirus lockdowns.
‘Epidemic’ of violence needs solution, they said, after Texas gunman leaves at least seven dead and more than 20 injured.
On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in attacks on two Muslim places of worship in the city of Christchurch.
Many of the people killed were refugees sheltering at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao.