500 million and 600 million Christians who cannot freely profess

One Christian died for their faith every six minutes in 2016.90,000 Christians were killed for their faith

That is the shocking new figure about to be published in the latest statistics on Christian martyrs.Massimo Introvigne , director of CESNUR, the Centre for Studies on New Religions, revealed the findings in an interview with Vatican Radio to mark St Stephen's Day, which follows Christmas and commemorates the first Christian martyr.He said about 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith, that is one every six minutes in 2016.