Double the number of Christians killed worldwide last year

More than 3,000 Christians were killed worldwide last year for their faith, twice as many as the previous year.  Of the 11 worst countries for Christians to live in, all are now classed as places of extreme persecution – more than ever before in 26 years of the World Watch List, which is published annually by the charity. Open doors compiles data on five spheres of life – private, family, community, national and church life – to reach a list of 50 countries where persecution of Christians is most extreme.  North Korea remains number one for Christian persecution in their 2018 report, followed closely by Afghanistan and Somalia, where Christians are routinely targeted by violent Islamic militants.  Read more: https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/8380/double-the-number-of-christians-killed-worldwide-last-year