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Report: One Christian Martyred Every 5 Minutes

Report: One Christian Martyred Every 5 Minutes

A report found that every five minutes, one Christian is martyred for their faith somewhere in the world.

According to Relevant, Christian Freedom International released a video that details the startling facts of Christian persecution worldwide. The video was released in preparation for the International Day of Prayer on November 8. 

Relevant reports that more Christians have been martyred for their faith in the 20th and 21st centuries than in the previous 19 centuries combined. 

More than 200 million Christians face persecution worldwide in 105 countries out of 190 around the world. 

Open Doors has released a global map, detailing the countries in which Christians face the most persecution. 

Number one on the list is North Korea, followed by Somalia and Iraq. Nearly all of the 50 countries listed are either in the Middle East or in Africa. 

Christian Freedom International quotes the Bible verse that states, “Remember those in prison as if in prison with them and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” as an admonition to Christians to pray for their persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Publication date: September 17, 2015