The situation appears to be very bad in large parts of the world, especially in Asia where violence against minorities, especially Christians, is up. The situation is particularly worrisome in China, where it is also difficult to get information.
A report was released by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) in Rome. The report shows that systematic violence against Christians is on the rise.
11/25/2010 South Asia (AsiaNews) – The 2010 Report on Religious Freedom in the World by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) was released yesterday in Rome. It shows that the situation is serious in many parts of the world, particularly in Asia. In the Near East, Iraq represents an especially bad case where anti-Christian violence is taking on the form of systematic persecution, as the latest episodes indicate. In Egypt, despite the fact that it is a major tourist destination, there have been many acts of violence against the Christian minority in 2009-2010. Lebanon shows how difficult it is for foreign religious staff to enter the country. The situation of Christians in Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip is getting worse with episodes of explicit persecution.