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The global persecution of Christians

This week, the UK foreign secretary and Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt suggested that a new term equivalent to ‘Islamophobia’ might be needed to describe the scale of global Christian persecution outlined in a newly released report.

The report into UK responses to Christian persecution concludes that ‘the overwhelming majority (estimated at 80 per cent) of persecuted religious believers [worldwide] are Christians’, and that the UK has failed to respond adequately.

Hunt has promised to act on the findings, and has pledged to enact the report’s recommendations if he becomes prime minister.

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