Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, has ordered an independent international review into the persecution of Christians.

The review will make recommendations on the steps the government can take to support more than 200 million Christians at risk of persecution globally.

According to reports, it will he led by the Bishop of Truro, Rt Rev Philip Mounstephen.

The review is due to report by Easter.

Mr Hunt believes that growing persecution of Christians in some countries is often a symbol of wider persecution.