The UK Government has made a landmark pledge to boost support for persecuted Christians who are having their right to freedom of religion violated.
The government has promised to implement all the recommendations in “full” from a report into the global persecution of Christians. Last year the former foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, commissioned Rev. Philip Mounstephen, the Bishop of Truro, to examine the global persecution of Christians and assess the UK government’s response. The report found that 80 per cent of religiously motivated attacks in the world are against Christians and coined the term 'Christophobia.'
"80 per cent of religiously motivated attacks in the world are against Christians"
In the report Rev. Philip Mountstephen, Bishop of Truro made a number of recommendations to the UK Foreign Office:
Now the government has offically pledged to implement all the recommendations in full. Speaking last week during a foreign affairs debate in the House of Lords, Baroness Goldie, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, announced that the government intends to “implement the recommendations in full.”
"The government intends to “implement the recommendations in full.”
The announcement comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to stand with persecuted Christians during his Christmas message.
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13 Jan 2020