Libya's Christians: Will They Ever See Freedom?

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Libyan rebels are claiming to control the vast majority of Tripoli, but they continue to battle Moammar Gadhafi loyalists near his now seized compound.

A Gadhafi spokesman has said the dictator is safely in hiding and leading the battle against the rebels.

Rebel leadership has offered a $2 million bounty for the Libyan dictator's capture.

Meanwhile, British warplanes struck a large bunker Friday in Gadhafi's hometown -- his largest remaining stronghold.

NATO has also turned its attention to loyalist forces battling Libyan rebels in the area.

As the end of the Libyan regime seems to draw nearer, many wonder what the future holds for the North African country.  Click play for insight from CBN News International Correspondent Gary Lane on how this impacts Christians in the country.

Libya's small Christian community is one of the most vulnerable.

Evangelism in Libya is prohibited. Christian literature must be smuggled in, and churches are limited to one denomination per large city.

Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs ministry says freedom for Libya's Christians may be little more than a dream.

"Remember, 97 percent of of the people in Libya are Muslims, so even a government that's elected by the people could be a heavily Islamic government," he explained. "That wouldn't necessarily be friendly to Christians and wouldn't be friendly towards religious freedom."

"So, again, it's very early in the process," he added. "What we hope for is more religious freedom, but it's hard to say that that will happen.

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