Prince Charles Warns: Christianity is Threatened in the Land of its Birth
Posted: 21 December 2015
Prince Charles: The greatest Challenge we face is how to make sure that the spiritual and cultural heritage of Christianity in the Middle East is preserved for future generations.
Prince Charles was speaking at an Advent reception hosted by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, last Thursday for members of various Iraqi, and other Middle-Eastern Christian denominations including Iraqi Chaldean, Syriac Catholic and Orthodox communities, as well as representatives from the Armenian, Maronite, Melkite and Coptic churches.
Representatives from Iraqi Christians in Need and other charities working on behalf of those suffering conflict and persecution throughout the war-torn region were also present. Not being a stranger to the work of ICIN, the Prince praised our continuous efforts to support our brothers and sisters in the homeland.
The prince also met a number of refugees from the region and heard their stories about how Islamic extremism has forced them to flee.
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The Chaldean church choir sang a few hymns and the meeting was concluded by prayers said in Arabic, English, Armenian and Syriac.