Pope Francis highlighted the persecution of Christians during his weekly General Audience at the Vatican on April 29.
At the conclusion of his series of catechesis on the Beatitudes, the Holy Father noted the persecution of Christians, which he said is greater now than it was even in the early centuries of Christianity.
Pope Francis has repeatedly pointed out that more Christians have died in the past century than in all prior centuries since Jesus’ time combined.
It is believed that nearly a million Christians were martyred in the decade between 2005 and 2015 alone.
“We must hope and pray that their tribulation will be ended as soon as possible,” said the pontiff.
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