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Region Middle East
Leader Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei
Population 82 012 000
Christian 1%
Main Religion Islam
Government Theocratic Republic
Rank 9
Score 85
Previous Rank 10
Previous Score 85

The Iranian government supresses Christianity in fear that it might replace the Islamic way of life. Under sharia (Islamic) law, Christians who evangelise to Muslims can be thrown in prison or have their churches closed. Christian media is monitored by the government and believers using such websites or channels are tracked down. Despite this, the church in Iran continues to grow.

Pray: That those imprisoned for their faith in Iran won’t feel alone but connected to the global body of Christ.

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