(ETH) – A new report revealed by watchdog organization Open Doors USA is revealing that levels of Christian persecution are at an all-time record high around the world.

According to CBN News, The report ranks the top 50 countries where it is the most dangerous to be a follower of Jesus Christ with the latest data indicating that one-in-eight Christians now suffer for their religious beliefs worldwide. Open Doors USA’s CEO David Curry said, ”

A shocking number this year is that 340 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination.” Curry also stated that the current covid pandemic has even been used as an excuse to increase that persecution. “The COVID pandemic has been used as a justification to exact religious terror.


The interconnectivity of technology, in the hands of evil actors, has massive human rights implications for everybody with a smartphone,” Curry said. On the top of the list of the most hostile countries against Christians, The top 10 countries on the World Watch List included North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, Nigeria, and India.


Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.