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Jul 19, 2019

FM: 11 Christians are killed every day in the world simply because of their religion

Péter Szijjártó told a conference in Washington, DC, on Thursday that religious persecution has become one of the greatest security risks in the world.

The Foreign Minister has revealed that 11 Christians are killed every day in the world simply because of their religion.

Péter Szijjártó told a conference in Washington, DC, on Thursday that religious persecution has become one of the greatest security risks in the world.

During his speech at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom conference, Minister Szijjártó said Christians make up 80 percent of those suffering from such atrocities, with some 245 million having endured some form of persecution last year, mostly in the Middle East and Africa.

In recent years, the Hungarian government has spent 36.5 million USD on supporting those Christian communities so they can thrive in their homelands and to prevent another wave of migration towards Europe, the Minister revealed.

Minister Szijjártó said it was regrettable that international organizations hesitate to speak openly about the persecution of Christians and mainstream European policies and the “political elite” suggest that “the persecution of Christians is the last acceptable form of discrimination”.

The Minister said that hopefully, the US, as well as Hungary, Poland, Italy and the United Kingdom, would prompt those organizations to promote religious freedom and stand up against the persecution of Christians.

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