Persecution   is   defined   as   “a   program   or   campaign   to exterminate, drive away, or
subjugate people based on their membership in a religious, ethnic, social, or racial group.”1  It
would be tempting to imagine that such actions no longer occur today. However, sometimes a
particular idea can push persons  or  groups  to  fanaticism,  leading  to  campaigns  to
“exterminate, drive away, or subjugate” those who do not share these ideals. This fanaticism can
take on religious, political, or ethnic expressions. In the news today there is no shortage of such
events. Faced with this exclusivist way of thinking, religious freedom is suppressed.

This   statement   is   addressed   to   the   Catholic   faithful in  Canada  who,  owing  to  the
 relative  lack  of  religious persecution  in  our  country,  may  not  be  concerned  with this 
phenomenon.  In  the  short  space  of  this  statement, we will outline several different types of
persecution that affect not only our Christian brothers and sisters in other
countries, but also our own religious reality here in Canada.

Read the full document with the links provided below:

 In His Name: Statement on the Persecution of Christians

« En son Nom : Déclaration sur la persécution des chrétiens et chrétiennes »

Red Wednesday Mass

A Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 for Persecuted Christians in the world

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