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By John Burger, Aleteia, 03/20/21

Survey by Aid to the Church in Need sees major jump from one year ago.

The percentage of American Catholics who think that persecution of Christians around the world is “very severe” has jumped significantly over the past year — from 41% a year ago to 57% today, according to a papal foundation assisting persecuted Christians. 

A new survey also finds that 67% of American Catholics say they are “very concerned” about the issue. 

In addition, almost 50% of U.S. Catholics believe that half or more of religiously based attacks around the world are directed at Christians. They identify China, North Korea and Pakistan as the top three countries where Christians are most severely persecuted.  …

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