Persecution

Memo to WYD: Forget the program, teach youth about the martyrs

https://cruxnow.com/analysis/2016/07/27/memo-wyd-forget-program-teach-yo... to WYD: Forget the program, teach youth about the martyrs
The high-end estimate for the number of Christians killed for the faith in the world today every year, which comes from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, is around 100,000. Other observers believe the number is much lower, perhaps closer to 8,000. (Much depends on how one defines a death “for the faith.”)John L. Allen Jr.July 27, 2016
The Global Council for Indian Christians(GCIC), a largely Protestant body in India, estimates for the last decade, there has been an average of one violent assault on a Christian in their country every other day.
This is an undated image of French Priest Jacques Hamel made available by the Catholic Diocese of Rouen in France on Tuesday July 26, 2016. Priest Jacques Hamel was killed on Tuesday when two attackers slit the throat of the 86-year-old priest who was celebrating Mass Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in France, killing him
and gravely injured another of the handful of church-goers present before being shot to death by police. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the first attack in a church in the West. (Credit: Diocese of Rouen via AP.)This week Catholic youth from all over the planet are gathered in Krakow, in part for a series of catechism sessions. In light of the brutal execution of French Father Jacques Hamel on Tuesday, organizers may want to set aside their prepared sessions and teach the young about today's new Christian martyrs.

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Three chrirstians injured in mob attavk at Indian state chhattisgrha

Three Christians seriously hurt in mob attack
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Suspected Hindu extremists attacked three Christians in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh on July 17.

More than 50 suspected extremists attacked college student Umesh Patel, his father Sudhama Patel and their family friend Kiran Vishwakarma for practicing Christianity, according to sources.

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16 Dalit Christians had to flee their homes after refusing to worship Hindu gods in Jharkhand state, eastern India

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Harassed Christians of Jharkhand
Ranchi: As many as 16 Dalit Christians had to flee their homes after refusing to worship Hindu gods in Jharkhand state, eastern IndiaChristian leaders view the incident as part of an orchestrated strategy to defame, discredit and terrorize Christians and discourage people from joining Christianity.

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The first 100 days of 2016 have already witnessed more than 50 incidents [1] of targeted violence against Christians in India

The first 100 days of 2016 have already witnessed more than 50 incidents of targeted violence against Christians in India. In some of these incidents, even the First Information Report (FIR) is yet to be registered. On the contrary, FIRs have been registered against the victims on the basis of false complaints.

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