857 attacks against French Christians in 2021
A study by French members of parliament found attacks on people for their religious beliefs are increasing in the country.
Of the 1,659 anti-religious attacks in 2021, 857 were against Christians. Overall, attacks against people in France for their faith were up 38% last year compared with 2019.
Romain Choisnet with the National Council of Evangelicals in France said, “For a long time, anti-Christian acts consisted of damage to or theft from places of worship, which still account for most of the incidents, but physical violence is on the increase.”
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