Christianity is facing extinction from its Biblical homeland says a Pakistani Christian Minister

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A Pakistani Christian Minister Reverend Patrick Augustine from La Crosse pastor strives to minister to the persecuted Christians. The Rev. Patrick Augustine, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, has been actively engaged in serving the believers persecuted for their faith. A large portion of Reverend Patrick Augustine had been reaching out to the suffering – including Christians and non-Christians.

Persecuted Christians in the world

Reverend Augustine is keenly eager to bring relief to the hurting and distressed people across the globe. He has been striving to uplift the down trodden and impart hope and encouragement to them. “It’s not trendy or fashionable to talk about the persecuted church,” he said.

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Reverend Augustine is keenly eager to bring relief to the hurting and distressed people across the globe. He has been striving to uplift the down trodden and impart hope and encouragement to them. “It’s not trendy or fashionable to talk about the persecuted church,” he said.

For a fact, Christians around the world are facing genocide and extinction from its Biblical homeland. Statistics revealed that almost one-half to two-thirds of Christians in the Middle East have either fled from their homeland or have been killed in the past century. Details are that in 1948, over and above 22 million Christians once lived in the Middle East.

It has been now an established fact that Christianity is obviously facing extinction from its Biblical homeland, Reverend Augustine said. As a result of the persecution, less than 500,000. In this regard, Hungary has become the first ever country to take an initiative to save the persecuted Christians and form a special department to deal with the humanitarian crisis generated by the Christian refugee crisis.

Reverend Augustine stated with deep sorrow that in the Sudan, over 2 million Christians have been killed, “but in the halls of Congress, western media or college campuses, there has been no hue and cry about the killing and crushing of human rights.”

He also mentioned the tragic incident when two suicide bombers hit Peshawar’s All Saints Church. The attackers detonated their explosive vests killing more than 200 and injuring above 600 congregants. Reverend Augustine recalled the time when after six months he had an opportunity to preach to the traumatized congregants of the All Saints.

Reverend Augustine’s congregation at Christ Episcopal, and First Free of Onalaska, joined hands to raise funds in order to procure medical treatment for the injured in the blast. The funds were also used to bring financial relief to the grief-stricken Christians. Reverend Augustine reiterated that he is scheduled to visit All Saints Church again next year.

Seeing and acknowledging the valuable services offered by Reverend Augustine, the Archbishop of Canterbury honored him with the Cross of St. Augustine award. Cross of St. Augustine is the highest honor of the Anglican Communion and awarded him with the nickname, the “Voice for the Voiceless.” “Christians living in areas of persecution often carry a cross,” said Reverend Augustine.

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