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North Korea: Official mocks Christian evangelism, denies persecution

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Alejandro Cao – Special Delegate of North Korea’s Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries Photo: commons.wikimedia.org

A North Korean official has denied that Christians are systematically persecuted in the country, branding such accusations as “absolutely false”.

In an exchange on Twitter, Alejandro Cao – the Spanish-born Special Delegate of North Korea’s Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries – criticised evangelical Christians who he said “take advantage of drug addicts and homeless people and force them to become evangelists in exchange for a plate of soup”.
Cao levelled his accusations at Joel Forster, the editor of online magazine Evangelical Focus, who asked him about the treatment of Christians in North Korea. READ MORE

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