- Jul 14, 2020
Britain marked the one-year anniversary of the publication of groundbreaking report on the persecution of Christians by announcing the first wave of designations under the UK’s new sanctions regime for those involved in religious persecution.
The British government is being called on to assist religious minorities around the world who are facing further hardship due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Britain’s foreign secretary says the world should use “Christophobia” to describe anti-Christian persecution and said the UK’s efforts to help persecuted Christians around the world has not always “matched the scale of the problem.”
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has welcomed the launch of the British government’s independent inquiry into Christian persecution around the world.
Britain should follow the example of the U.S. State Department and publish an annual report on religious freedom, according to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.