Speak out for persecuted Christians, Lord Alton tells new PM Johnson

By Andy Drozdziak | The Catholic Universe

Catholic life peer Lord David Alton has called on new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to keep his election promise to speak up for persecuted Christians.

Lord Alton said: “Now that Boris Johnson is Prime Minister, I hope that he will see the importance of speaking up and acting on behalf of persecuted Christians – some of whom have been victims of genocide and crimes against humanity.”

On 8 July 2019, during his election campaign, Mr Johnson posted a message about religious freedom on Twitter: “I welcome the Foreign Office’s review published today into the persecution of Christians abroad. If I am fortunate enough to become PM, I will always prioritise protecting religious freedoms and stand up for those facing persecution.”