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A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted

Every day around the world, 13 Christians are killed for their faith; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted; and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked.

These are among some of the disturbing findings of Open Doors’ “World Wide List, 2021” (WWL-2021), which was recently released and annually ranks the top 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted for their faith.

All in all, “More than 340 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith.” About 309 million of these Christians “suffer very high or extreme levels. That’s one in 8 worldwide, 1 in 6 in Africa, 2 out of 5 in Asia, and 1 in 12 in Latin America.”