The non-denominational Christian relief organization Open Doors has said about 100 million Christians face persecution around the world. The group pointed to an increase in persecution in Africa and the Arab world.
Open Doors publishes its report on persecution once a year, concluding that "an estimated 100 million Christians" faced persecution around the world in 2012. The group said 49 of the 50 worst countries for Christians to live, with the exception of 46th-placed Colombia, were in Africa, the Middle East or Asia.
The US-based relief organization placed North Korea at the top of its index as usual, followed by Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. The top three was unchanged from the 2011 ranking. (continue reading...)(...more)