One in seven Christians in the world is a victim of persecution

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One in seven Christians in the world is a victim of persecution; thus stated the Apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and other international organizations, during the 52nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held in Geneva.

The Open Doors World Watch List 2023 had in fact highlighted that more than 360 million Christians experience high levels of persecution and discrimination because of their faith.

Looking at the period between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022, it is estimated that:

2,110 churches or buildings related to them were attacked or closed;
4,542 Christians arrested without trial;
5,259 Christians kidnapped.

Acts of discrimination against Christians are on the rise even in countries where they are not a minority.

To learn more, the full report is available on


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