Raymond Gawronski, SJ. All rights reserved WWW.TOGOMISSIONPARISH.ORG
Pope Francis carries a prayer intention close to his heart: African Christians. In the month of April, he asks all Christians around the world to unite in prayer for followers of Christ on the world's second-largest continent. Here are the words to his April evangelization prayer:
That Christians in Africa may give witness to love and faith in Jesus Christ amid political-religious conflicts
Earlier this year, the Christian charity Open Doors produced a report called  Freedom of Religion and the Persecution of Christians. Though the report confirms North Korea as the most difficult place in the world to be a Christian (for 14 years running), many African countries are downright lethal. The report's six most dangerous countries for Christians are in Africa: Nigeria, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Cameroon. Nigeria, at the top of the list, has more than 80 million Christians--the highest Christian population in Africa, according to the Pew Research Center.

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