In my latest story for World, I explored what Christmas was like last year for Christians in persecutions countries. Targeted arrests and abuse took place in several countries. Here is my story.
While Christians in many countries celebrated the birth of Jesus with family vacations and gifts, believers in nations known for persecution faced bombings, arson, and arrest.
In countries in the Middle East, Africa, and South East Asia, both authorities and civilians targeted Christians for arrest or abuse during the Christmas season. Todd Nettleton, the director of media development for Voice of the Martyrs, said it is not unusual for Christians to be targeted during the holiday.
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