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Prince Charles condemns evil persecution in special video message

The Prince of Wales has today released a message describing the “evil” of religious persecution today.

The Prince’s message – broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day – was inspired by Aid to the Church in Need’s recently released Religious Freedom in the World 2016 Report.

Prince Charles goes on to highlight the report’s key finding that extremism is seeking to eliminate all types of religious diversity.

He speaks out against the persecution of Christians, Yazidis, Jews, Ahmadis, Baha’is and other groups and stresses how for some people religious freedom is a daily stark choice between life and death.

The Prince, who has also made a video recording of his message exclusively for Aid to the Church in Need, opens his remarks by giving an account of how, at a meeting to discuss the report’s findings, he received a first-hand account of persecution from Syria-based Jesuit priest Fr Ziad Hilal.

Referring to how the new-born Jesus Christ and his family fled persecution – as did the Prophet Mohammed more than six centuries later – the Prince concludes his message by paying tribute to minority faith groups who today are seeking sanctuary abroad.

The full video of HRH The Prince of Wales’ Christmas message is available on the Aid to the Church in Need UK website – www.acnuk.org/hrhprincecharlesmessage.

Aid to the Church in Need’s Religious Freedom in the World Report is available on www.religion-freedom-report.org.

For more information about the Prince of Wales, visit www.princeofwales.gov.uk.

Picture: Prince Charles. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili).

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