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Denmark (91) came out on top of the list for the second year in a row, followed by Finland (90) and Sweden (89). North Korea (8) and Somalia (8) are the most corrupt countries.
“We can be the voice of those who cannot cry out by themselves”, the Director of Open Doors Spain says in an interview. “Nigeria is the country where most people have died because of their faith.”
North Korea is still the most difficult place in the world to be a Christian, according to new report by Open Doors. Jihadism, Hindu and Buddhist extremism are the greatest sources of persecution.
Pyongyang said the test was “self-defence against the US nuclear weapons”. It has provoked a worldwide opposition and scepticism
The regime gets its own agents to act as clergymen, to convince the Western visitors that there was religious freedom in the country.
A Roman Catholic agency informs about an ecumenical meeting which would have brought 150 representatives of 7 religions to North Korea this week.
In 2013, they launched 500,000 Christian flyers and 50,000 New Testaments. A computer app enables them to have a good launch.
Hyeon Soo Lim visited the country more than 100 times, helping build an orphanage and a nursing home. After six months detained, he appeared apologising for his “indescribable treason”.
Alejandro Cao, the regime’s Delegate for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, attacks evangelicals on Twitter.
The Bibles are being sent into North Korea via balloon launches. People in North Korea who own a Bible can be executed.
A Canadian pastor has been missing in North Korea for more than a month, raising fears he may have been detained.