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Christian Presence in Middle East Becoming 'Shadow of its former self'

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Worthy News / World News


WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- The State Department issued a dire report Monday on the state of religious freedom around the world, with an alarming warning that the Christian presence in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East is becoming a "shadow of its former self," Fox News reported.

The analysis was included as part of a comprehensive report on religious freedom around the world in 2013. The report cited a flood of examples of governments and militant groups cracking down on religious minorities, everywhere from Pakistan to Egypt to China. The victims included Christians, but also Hindus, Muslims and others. -- Source

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