Persecution In North Korea

Population: 25,548,000
Percent Christion: 0.2

The communist government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea denies every type of human right, and has not only attempted to stamp out Christianity and all other religions, but replaced them with a bizarre personality cult around the late ‘Great Leader’ Kim Il Sung and the Kim family. Christians have been targets of brutality and repression throughout the history of this regime. In 1950, 150 Catholic priests were murdered. During the Korean War, North Korean troops routinely killed Christian prisoners. By the early 1960s, all church buildings were closed and all Bibles destroyed. Clergy and religious leaders were either executed or sent to concentration camps. The followers of Christ who remain practice their faith in deep secrecy and constant danger, cut off from the rest of Christendom.