Local MP David Simpson has welcomed long standing champion of persecuted Christians to Upper Bann, Fiona Bruce MP at an event entitled “Persecuted Church”.
Over 300 attended the information evening in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre to hear of the horrific situations Christians are faced with today because of their faith.
Open Doors UK co-hosted the evening and a generous donation of £2152.39 was collected to support their continued efforts.
Speaking after the event David Simpson said: “As a result of systematic persecution and genocide millions of Christians across the world have been forced to flee their homes, locked up in prison, tortured in the most cruel manner and in thousands of cases put to death.
“Christians are reported to be the most persecuted faith and I wanted to highlight this desperate situation.
“The response from local people was certainly one of shock how fellow Christians are treated.
“It was a pleasure to have Fiona Bruce MP as guest speaker who received a very warm welcome from the people of Upper Bann.
“I must also thank everyone who attended and indeed gave so generously to Open Doors UK as they continue their work.”