Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Prince of Wales Speaks on the Persecution of Middle Eastern Christians

For myself, I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East. It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are, increasingly, being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants. Christianity was, literally, born in the Middle East and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ. Their church communities link us straight back to the early Church, as I was reminded by hearing Aramaic, Our Lord's own language, spoken and sung a few hours ago.

Yet, today, the Middle East and North Africa has the lowest concentration of Christians in the world – just four per cent of the population and it is clear that the Christian population of the Middle East has dropped dramatically over the last century and is falling still further.
Read the rest here.
HT: T-19


CJ said...

Hey, look at the Defender of the Faith.

Ingemar said...

Agreed. What an awful portrait of the Prince. It just screams "I deserve not to be King."