Christianity is disappearing from towns and cities in parts of the Middle East, warns a new report from the papal foundation Aid to the Church in Need. It also said that persecution of Christians “has worsened the most” in South and East Asia.
PUBLISHED ONJan 2020
“Around the world, Christians are favored targets for violent militant extremists who operate without boundaries and who attack local Christians as a legitimate alternative to a direct strike on the West,” says the report Persecuted and Forgotten?
Cardinal Joseph Coutts of Karachi (in photo), Pakistan, said in the report that while the “government provides armed police protection whenever we request it for church services or gatherings,” militant groups have become difficult to control, “leaving us in a state of constant tension.”
“Somewhere at some time there is going to be another attack – where or when is anybody's guess,” he said.