Christian Persecution Rising as 75 Percent of World's Population Lacks Religious Freedom

Monday, October 31, 2016

(Worthy News) - Persecution of Christians is getting worse as up to 75 percent of the world's population now lives without religious freedom, European Union's special envoy Jan Figel said, marking the International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day this week.

The majority of the world's population continues to lack freedom of religion or belief, the EU envoy told Premier Christian Radio Thursday, the day the International FoRB Day was observed.

According to the Christian persecution watchdog group Open Doors, which works in over 60 countries, more than 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015.