The persecution of Christians is now “worse than at any time in history,” according to a report by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, which states that not only are Christians more persecuted than any other faith group, they are also experiencing the worst forms of persecution. The Europe-based group also found that in 12 of the 13 countries reviewed, the situation for Christians was worse in overall

terms in the period 2015–17 than within the preceding two years, says the report titled, “Persecuted and Forgotten? 2015–17.” “In many countries the situation was already so severe, it could scarcely get any worse, and yet it did – the obvious exception being Saudi Arabia, where a long-established pattern of some of the world’s worst oppression saw no obvious indications of deterioration,” it explains. READ MORE