‘Eleven Christians Killed Every Hour,’ Says Irish Bishop

According to Bishop John McAreavey, the Chair of the Council for Justice & Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, statistics show that the situation of Christian persecution in the world is far more dire than most people understand.

The bishop called the breadth and scale of the suffering of Christians “unprecedented.”

At least 100,000 Christians are killed every year because of their faith, which amounts to 273 per day, or eleven every hour, McAreavey said, without mentioning those who are “being tortured, imprisoned, exiled, threatened, excluded, attacked and discriminated against on a widespread scale.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You would think this would be something that the Pope or maybe even an American President would bring up from time to time.
    You would think.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    So why then do the Irish hate on Israel, which is the only country in the region that conscientiously protects its Christians?

    • Minicapt

      Because the Israelis don’t hold massive wakes to bemoan their centuries of occupation under occupiers whose mere presence was intolerably oppressive, as do the ‘palestinian’ Arabs.


    • Drunk_by_Noon

      The Irish in Ireland are kind of losers and have been since the 1920’s.
      Like Scotland, all the ones with brains left ages ago.

      • Justin St.Denis

        They don’t call them “bogtrotters” for nothing.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Because bigotry is as Irish as the Blarney Stone. The Irish have always been anti-Semites.

  • It’s a good thing people are “degrading” ISIS then.