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Nigerian bishop called in for questioning after criticizing gov't inaction on abductions, persecution
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Release International lists hotspots where Christian persecution is expected to get worse in 2022: report
Islamic extremists are gaining ground in Africa’s Sahel region and Afghanistan, which are set to become hotspots for Christian persecution in 2022, religious freedom charity Release International warns in a report, which says India and North Korea are also “countries of growing concern.”
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