Attack on the Church of Saint Teresa in Manitoba, Canada. Photo: Yhompson Citizen

Christianophobia in Canada: Hate Crimes Skyrocket by 260%

An official Report reflects that violent crimes reported by the police in Canada are especially against Catholics

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Tim Daniels

(ZENIT News / Ottawa, 16.08.2022).- Canada is positioned at the level of countries such as Nicaragua and Venezuela, when it comes to Christianophobia, as reflected in the official figures published last August 2 by Canada Statistics. The Report includes violent crimes reported by the police in Canada, revealing that the greatest increase in selective crimes was against Catholics, with an increase of 260% between 2020 and 2021. Anti-Semitism increased by 47% and opposition to the Muslim community by 71%. 

The Catholic Civil Rights League reported that the period of resurgence of vandal attacks against the Church occurred after the publication of reports on alleged events in residential schools for children of the native peoples of Canada. There was talk of mass graves in former boarding schools, for example, but without checking the information. The Catholic League maintains the most important online database of attacks

However, Christianophobia is not only manifested in vandal acts, usually anonymous, carried out by some. In 2018 Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that if a Law student graduates from the Christian University of Twu and is opposed to “homosexual marriage,” he cannot practice in two provinces. 

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