Not anything new, but it’s a welcome acknowledgment of the facts…
Christians face ‘imminent extinction’ in the Middle East, Archbishop of Canterbury warns
- Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the plight of Christians in Middle East
- Justin Welby said followers of the faith are subect to the ‘daily threat of murder’
- He urged the government to make sure more refugees are admitted to the UK
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 the ‘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.
In an article for the Telegraph ahead of a special service at Westminster Abbey, Mr Welby wrote: ‘Christians face daily the threat of violence, murder, intimidation, prejudice and poverty.