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Topic: Christian persecution

Beijing is persecuting the Church because it fears China will one day be Christian

One day the superpower will be Christian, and Communism just a distant memory

Persecution of Christians worse than in early Church, says Francis

Pope Francis says there are more martyrs today than in pre-Constantine days

Pope says he cried over images of Christians allegedly crucified

His comments in homily follow the printing of photographs apparently showing crucifixions in Syria

David Cameron: Christians are the most persecuted around the world

Prime minister says we must stand up for persecuted

The number of Christian martyrs doubled last year, but we have the power to the help the persecuted

We need to publicise attacks on Christians until our politicians can no longer ignore them

The so-called global war on Christians is a fiction

Persecution is a localised phenomenon rather than a truly global one

If St Francis were alive today he would have no time for Church politics or ‘respectful dialogue’ with Islam

The one saint who seems to give the Church a good name, St Francis would have sought converts