Pakistan ranked seventh on Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List of the most difficult places to be a Christian
Christians from unregistered churches bear the brunt of the persecution.
Christian leaders thanked the police for their prompt action in arresting the suspects.
In Vietnam, Christians are not allowed to work in the state apparatus.
Christians in China have come under great pressure to demonstrate unswerving allegiance to Premier Xi Jinping.
In January, 11 Indian states have enacted anti-conversion laws, with two enacting them this year.
Pakistan's blasphemy laws have long been used by radicals to target religious minorities
The World Watch List also listed Nigeria as a hotbed for Christian persecution.
This year saw the highest spike in Christian persecution incidents across India.