According to some estimates, more than 150,000 Christians around the world are murdered every year for their faith .
The vast majority of these -- more than three fourths -- are in Islamic-dominated nations. And in many cases, U.S. taxpayers are either subsidizing the slaughter by distributing billions to oppressive regimes, or, worse, helping to create the conditions that allow the persecution to happen in the first place.
More than a few analysts have even called the systematic and growing persecution of Christians throughout much of the Muslim world an ongoing example of genocide.
We now need the Pope to do more than pray for these suffering people.
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