A car exploded last November in front of a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, as worshipers emerge from a New Year’s Mass, killing more than 20 people and prompting a clash with Muslims at a nearby mosque.
Tolerance seems to be a one way street when 100,000 Christians are killed annually because of their faith, according to the Vatican reports. Human rights groups claim that anti-Christian violence is on the rise in muslim countries like Pakistan, Nigeria and Egypt. Vatican spokesman, Monsieur Silvano Maria Tomassi, said Tuesday in a radio address to the United Nations Human Rights Council:
Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are violently killed because of some relation to their faith every year.
Tomassi also said: