(Agence France-Press) Christians top target of abuse: Vatican

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Christians are the number one target of persecution around the world, the Vatican's foreign minister told the UN summit on Tuesday.

"The lack of respect for religious freedom represents a threat to security and peace," Dominique Mamberti, Vatican secretary for external relations, told the UN General Assembly.

"We are seeing an increase in intolerance for religious reasons and unfortunately we note that Christians are the religious group which suffer the most persecution because of their faith," said the cardinal.

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1. Br. Michael wrote:

Agreed.  In the West it is white persecution.  They won’t kill you, but they will vilify and seek to persecute you using the law.

September 28, 5:33 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

Between Communism and Islam the last century has been a new age of martyrdom that makes the Romans pale by comparison.

September 28, 6:43 pm | [comment link]
3. Br. Michael wrote:

If Christianity were do be made a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?  It’s no longer a rhetorical question in the West.

As for me, I hope there is!  Maranatha.

September 28, 9:12 pm | [comment link]
4. St. Nikao wrote:

It is more grievous when Christians abuse others, especially children, even those unborn. 
It is far worse for a Christian, especially one ordained, to be the perpetrator of abuse than the recipient.

September 29, 9:09 am | [comment link]
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