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Christianity (from the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas) is an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and oral teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with nearly 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus has a "unique significance" in the world. Most Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human, and the saviour of humanity whose coming was prophesied in the Old Testament. Consequently, Christians refer to Jesus as Christ or the Messiah.

Persecution of ChristianityEdit

Historically, Christianity was a persecuted religion. It remains widely persecuted in much of the world. It may be, after perhaps the Yezidi faith, the most persecuted religion.

Persecution in State-Capitalist countriesEdit

Persecution in Islamic countriesEdit

IraqEdit

The number of Christians in Iraq has swiftly dwindled.

Persecution in other countriesEdit

IsraelEdit

In the Nakba Zionist combatants ethnically cleansed Christian Arab villages and areas in what is now northern Israel.

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