Merkel under fire for remark on persecution
Published 07/11/2012 | 05:00
OPPOSITION politicians and rights groups have criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for saying Christianity is "the most persecuted religion".
Jerzy Montag of the opposition Greens said her comments were "not helpful".
Ms Merkel's comments came at a meeting of the German Protestant Church, in which she said Germany needed to protect Christian minorities.