Religious liberty advocates have applauded the recent remarks of President Barack Obama regarding the plight of Christians overseas.

At the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., President Obama spoke about religious intolerance abroad and mentioned figures such as imprisoned Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini.

We pray for Pastor Saeed Abedini. He’s been held in Iran for more than 18 months, sentenced to eight years in prison on charges relating to his Christian beliefs,” said Obama.

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