As every year, the list of the countries with the most Christian persecution is published. More than 360 million people continue to suffer violence and daily wear and tear for their faith. In the case of China, the government is reshaping the meaning of human rights; This is how Christians are seen as “troublemakers”, “agitators” or “terrorists”. Along these lines, Russia, Hungary and North Korea are following the same guidelines against Christians. One of the limitations continues to be the internet, which is reviewed and confiscated, violating the privacy of Christians.
North Korea remains one of the top countries on the list of global persecution, taking the place from Afghanistan. North Korea, unfortunately, is reaching record numbers in Christian persecution: the new “law against reactionary thought” considers Christians a threat to the dictatorship that reigns in the country.
Another country that should also be mentioned is Nicaragua. The dictatorial regime of Daniel Ortega has closed Christian missionary projects, imprisoned bishops and pastors alleging opposition to his government.
In sub-Saharan Africa, violence against Christians has reached truly critical levels. In this region, Islamic terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State have been a major source of instability and extreme violence. In the case of Nigeria, the Fulani militants of Boko Haram carry out violent actions in Christian communities. These attacks include murder, rape, mutilation, and kidnapping for ransom.
India is also being a country in which violence is being extreme. During these months, we have reported on the catastrophe that Christians are experiencing in the country and how the authorities and the rest of the countries turn a deaf ear to everything that is happening. The scourge of suffering Christians around the world is one of the biggest problems of the 21st century.