Persecution of Christians ‘stunningly vast’

Seventy million Christian martyrs since the time of Christ . . . at least 100,000 new martyrs for the Christian faith each year in the first decade of this millennium . . . 11 Christians killed every hour of every day for the whole of the past decade.

These figures from a conference on the persecution of Christians around the world lead John Allen to comment: “By any standard . . . the scale of anti-Christian violence is stunningly vast. In fact, this may be one of the reasons it’s difficult to raise an alarm: the numbers are so big it’s hard to believe they’re real.”

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