A top Vatican official has released a “shocking” report to the U.N. estimating that over 100,000 Christians are killed every year for reasons relating to their faith.
“Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year. Other Christians and other believers are subjected to forced displacement, to the destruction of their places of worship, to rape and to the abduction of their leaders – as it recently happened in the case of Bishops Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji, in Aleppo,” Monsignor Silvano Maria Tomasi said in his U.N. report, according to Vatican Radio. read more…
What does this news cause you to do? Shrink back and be afraid of your faith, or does it cause you to be bolder? You need to be a leader in your local church by sharing your faith and teaching others in your church to do the same. As Paul wrote in Romans 8,
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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