It’s no secret that North Korea is a horrific place for Christians, with the reclusive government in Pyongyang routinely persecuting and murdering Bible-believers. But despite the intense restrictions and risks, Fox News recently reported that an estimated 9 million North Koreans — 36 percent of the population — still practice Christianity.And that’s pretty telling, considering that Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern, a group that monitors persecution, told the outlet

that Christians caught practicing their faith “are arrested, horrendously tortured, imprisoned and [sometimes] immediately put to death.” Being a Christian in North Korea is certainly dangerous, with the regime going to great lengths to encourage — and even trick — people into telling on their fellow citizens if and when they learn that someone is practicing the Christian faith. READ MORE