Sign the petition to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for the recognition of a World Day against “Christianophobia”
On March 2nd, Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistani Minister for Minorities, was murdered by radical Islamists
- "Every five minutes a Christian is killed for his faith, excluding the victims of civil wars, or wars between nations.."
- 105,000 people are put to death every year just because they are Christians.
This petrifying figure – based on data collected by the US Center for Study of Global Christianity – was recently disclosed by Massimo Introvigne, the OSCE Representative on Combating Discrimination, at an International Conference sponsored by the Hungarian presidency of the European Union.
Let’s promote March 2nd as the Annual World Day against Christianophobia!
The 2011 “hit parade” of Christianophobia in Western countries
- Arson, graffiti, burglary, destruction of or damage to religious
statues and tabernacles, and spreading or stealing of consecrated hosts,
in the following churches:
- Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid (Jan 2nd)
- St. Catalina in Majadahonda, Madrid, and St. Bernardo in Seville (Feb 11th)
- Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno in Puente Genil, Córdoba (March 3rd)
- Ascension in Carabanchel, Madrid (March 18th)
- Church situated in Sarriá Square, Barcelona (March 22nd)
- San Cristóbal in Moral de Hornuez, Segovia (March 26th)
- Padre Claret in Altavista de Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Apr 2nd)
- San Esteban, XIII Century church, in Burgos (Apr 26th)
- Headquarters of the Pontifical University of Salamanca and San Benito church in Salamanca (May 4th
- Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Navalcarnero, Madrid (May 9th)
- Virgen de la Cueva Santa shrine in Altura, Castellón (May 20th)
- Santa Maria de los Angeles in San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria, and Loentia parish church in Castro de Rei, Galicia (May 23rd)
- S. Heart in Los Junquillos, La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz (May 30th)
- Santa Maria de Castrelos in Vigo, Galicia (June 5th)
- Storming of the Somosaguas Campus chapel at Complutense University
by fifty, mostly female, protesters, to bare their breasts around the
altar while reading a manifesto against Catholic morality.
- Blasphemous expositions and offensive media ads by the University
of Granada, Media Markt España and Valencia F.C..
- Marches, protests and public calls against the Church, the clergy and believers by the Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, the Young Communists of Madrid, the Socialist Youth of Spain, etc.
The 2011 “hit parade” of Christianophobia in non Western countries
- New Year’s Eve bombing of the coptic al-Qiddissin Church, in Alexandria
- Egyptian armed forces attack against two Coptic monasteries (St.
Bishoy, in Wadi el-Natroun, and St. Makarios in Wady el- Rayan,) using
armored vehicles and live ammunition (wounding 19 people) to demolish
fences built to protect the monasteries from lawlessness.
- Mob attacks against the churches of of St. Mina and St. George (in
the village of Soul, Atfif, in Helwan district), of Saint Mina, St
Abanob and St. Mary (three churches located in Cairo’s Embaba district).
- Mob attacks against Coptic demonstrators in Mokatam Hills, on the
outskirts of Cairo (9 killed and 150 injured, 45 seriously) and at
Maspero (1 killed over 100 injured). In the second incident, the Copts
were peacefully holding a sit-in in front of the State TV building,
demanding that Muslim perpetrators who torched their churches be brought
to justice. Further clashes took place over the re-opening of St. Mary
and St. Abraham churches in Ain Shams West, Cairo.
- After those attacks, Military courts paradoxically sentence Christian
Copts on charges of possession of firearms and pocket knives and released
the arrested Muslims.
- Disappearance of Coptic girls «converted» to Islam and forcibly married to Muslims. In one Cairo parish alone, at least 21 young girls, many as young as 14, have disappeared! Even though secular law provides for faith reversion, it is very difficult, except for rich families who can afford a full legal defence.