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As many as 750 killed in massacre at Ethiopian church
« on: February 05, 2021, 06:20:19 PM »
As many as 750 killed in massacre at Ethiopian church
https://aleteia.org/2021/01/26/as-many-as-750-killed-in-massacre-at-ethiopian-church/

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Up to 1,000 people—including priests and other church leaders—have been killed in a series of attacks in Ethiopia culminating in a massacre at a church where the Ark of the Covenant is believed to be kept.

Following reports that 750 people were killed in a raid on the Orthodox Maryam Tsiyon Church in Aksum, thought to contain the Ark of the Covenant, an anonymous source from inside the country spoke to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

The source told ACN the attack was the latest in a long line of fatal assaults against innocent people, as part of the ongoing conflict in the Tigray region of the country.

Christians are being massacred in Ethiopia. It is nation that has been a state of war. They had the Derg, a Communist dictator under Mengistu Haile Mariam.

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Last November, fighting broke out in Tigray after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent in federal troops, supported by militia and army from Amhara, as well as troops from Eritrea, to fight the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which he accused of holding illegitimate elections.

The source said: “Frankly, the problem is that Eritrean troops have been involved from the beginning. The [Ethiopian] government has denied this but those who are doing the killing are Eritrean troops in eastern and north-western Tigray.”
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Re: As many as 750 killed in massacre at Ethiopian church
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 11:38:11 AM »
Christian persecution is rising around the world.  Yet, those areas are where the Body is growing fastest and strongest.  Almost like when your faith has real life or death consequences, you take more seriously. 

Don't get me wrong, US Christians face forms of persecution, but we aren't being dragged out of our homes and churches and gunned down in the streets....yet.  Some of that is because of so many Sunday morning/Christmas and Easter Christians and those who don't really know what they claim, because all they get is feel good and/or politically correct christianity.  (not capitalized on purpose.)  It's like poverty.  Being poor in America is very different than being poor in the rest of the world.  American persecution is occasional lawsuits, online harassment, some possible social ostracization, jobs can be a concern sometimes, but all of these, at least for the individual, are few and far between.   There are social and political movements, no doubt, but even their victories in court and marketplaces seem to have limited trickle down effects.  That may be changing here soon, as the proggies and moonbats get more emboldened, empowered and embittered.  Fortunately, we know how the story will end, just waiting for the final chapter to open...
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