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Christianity: Oppression

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 216956, tabled on 5 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with countries listed in the Open Doors 2019 World Watch List of the 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution.

Answered on

11 February 2019

The Foreign Secretary, myself, and and other British Government Ministers regularly raise our concerns about the persecution of religious minorities, including Christians, where this occurs. The Foreign Secretary recently asked the Bishop of Truro to conduct an independent review of the persecution of Christians around the world to help inform this important area of our work and ensure it is targeted and effective. Over recent months, ministers and diplomats have raised religious freedom issues in many countries.