Christian Populations in the Middle East are Being Exterminated

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The Archbishop pointed out that the Christian population of Iraq was under half what it was in 2003, and many churches had been destroyed. Christians face pressures to leave, some have been enslaved or forcibly converted to Islam. Others are asking, why stay? (Daily Mail photo)

The Daily Mail – Christians in the Middle East are facing “imminent extinction,” the Archbishop of Canterbury warned today. Justin Welby said followers of the faith were subject to “daily threat of murder” and the situation was the worst “since the Mongol invasions of the 13th century.”

The stark warning came as the Archbishop urged the Government to take in more refugees. Figures suggest that just one in 400 Syrian refugees given asylum in the UK last year was a Christian.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, . . . Mr Welby said, “The plight of Christians in many parts of the Middle East has become more and more acute.

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