Persecution of Christians getting worse, says report staff reporter

THE persecution of Christians world­wide has worsened dramat­ically in the past few years, a new report by a Roman Catholic aid agency suggests.

Persecuted and Forgotten?, from Aid to the Church in Need, says that Christians are facing increased suf­fer­ing in 22 countries around the world, and that Iraq, Egypt, Leb­anon, Pakistan, and more: