Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 25, 2020 / 16:00 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated Christian persecution in some places, according to a new report from the group Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN).
"The devastating and unprecedented impact of COVID-19 all over the world," said the new ACN report, "had a direct bearing on trends concerning unjust detention." Aid to the Church in Need International is a pontifical aid foundation with sectors in 23 countries.
A new report, released Nov. 25, focuses on the plight of Christian prisoners around the world. Titled "Set Your Captors Free," the report details the kidnapping and detention of Christians by state and non-state actors.
"Around the world, militants, both those in sympathy with Daesh, and those with a very different outlook, including extremists from other faith traditions, target religious minorities with alarming regularity," ACN's report said.