"These are horrific, opportunistic attacks on people who are defenceless in their homes during lockdown,”
He was the first non-Italian pope in almost half a millenium and the youngest pope since 1864.
Christians suffer police brutality, illegal arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India
The three French citizens and one Iraqi worked for SOS Chretiens d'Orient, which helps persecuted Christians in the region.
As a result, the whole family has been forced to live homeless in the nearby jungle as they struggle to survive.
Since announcement of Hindu nationalists, attacks on Christians and their places of worship in Uttar Pradesh have skyrocketed.
Last month, twenty of 72 gravestones in the Ortaköy Christian Cemetery in Ankara were destroyed.
According to Christian leaders, the attack on the hospital is a sign of the growing intolerance faced by the country’s Christians
Christians are facing lesser-known forms of societal discrimination because of their faith in Christ.