One in three Christians face persecution in Asia with situation in China worst in a decade, report finds

Asia is “the new hotbed of persecution of Christians,” a report has found, with one in three in the region – or nearly 140 million people – facing high levels of persecution.

The annual report of the Open Doors World Watch List, a global monitoring body, ranked North Korea the most anti-Christian country in the world for the 18th consecutive year.

The atheist dictatorship was followed by Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Pakistan.