Saturday, January 14, 2012
Addressing Vatican diplomats is a New-Year custom of popes. This year Pope Benedict mentioned violence against Christians, observing that violence registers in different ways: being “deprived of fundamental rights and sidelined from public life,” and in other places having to “endure violent attacks against their churches and their homes.”
In his weekly post, All Things Catholic, Mr. John L. Allen Jr. considered five myths about anti-Christian persecution. Data show a “wide variety of circumstances in which Christians are in harm’s way”—sometimes even by other Christians, as happened last fall. Mr. Allen sheds light on an issue not well understood.