John Pontifex has been Head of Press & Information for Aid to the Church in Need (UK) since 2002. He has reported from countries where human rights violations against Christians and other minorities is rife including Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, China, India, Sudan, Eritrea and Nigeria. John provided research for the 2019 Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review into Foreign & Commonwealth Office Support for Persecuted Christians and is Editor-in-Chief of ACN’s ongoing research project Persecuted and Forgotten? A Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith.