Archbishop of Canterbury Warns Christians Are On Brink of “Imminent Extinction” in Middle East

The Archbishop of Canterbury says Christians are facing the worst situation since the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century (CREDIT:  PAUL GROVER)
The Archbishop of Canterbury says Christians are facing the worst situation since the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century (CREDIT: PAUL GROVER)

Christians who were the first founders of the church are on brink of “imminent extinction”, the Archbishop of Canterbury is warning.

Describing the “daily threat of murder” faced in the Middle East, the Most Reverend Justin Welby says Christians are experiencing “the worst situation since the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century”.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Archbishop Welby, the most senior clergyman in the Church of England, calls on the Government to take in more refugees.

It comes as figures have revealed just one in 400 Syrian refugees given asylum in the UK last year were Christians despite them being subjected to “horrendous persecution”.

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SOURCE: The Telegraph