The UN announced that August 22 will be observed as International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.
Hungarian Deputy State Secretary Tristan Azbej said the persecution of Christians is "a humanitarian disaster that has remained purposefully concealed."
The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, warned that Christianity in Iraq is nearing extinction following persecution on religious minorities.
A group of several Christian Freedom charities in the UK called on the government to intervene in the escalating persecution against Christians in Nigeria.
A survey published by the Muslim-Christian Council in Jerusalem found that the population of Christians in the Palestinian Authority (PA) is on a steep decline following religious persecution they have encountered.
A Christian anti-persecution charity called on Christians all over the world to pray for fellow believers in Nigeria following the escalating violence they continue to endure.
The Islamic Republic of Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi admitted publicly that Christianity is spreading in different parts of the country.