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Christians Face Disaster in Iraq: Patriarch Sako
Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 4/26/14

Posted on 04/28/2014 6:03:12 AM PDT by marshmallow

. Kirkuk (AFP) -- Iraq's dwindling Christian community faces "disaster," and if no action is taken they will number just a few thousand in a decade, the country's most senior church leader told AFP.

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako said the daily migration of Christians from Iraq was "terrifying" and blamed a range of factors, including generally poor security in the country and worsening religious extremism.

Iraq's Christian community is a shadow of what it used to be -- once numbering more than a million nationwide, with upwards of 600,000 in Baghdad alone, there are now fewer than 400,000 across the country.

"The daily migration of Christians from Iraq is terrifying and very worrying," Sako told AFP from the ethnically-mixed northern city of Kirkuk on Friday evening.

"The church is facing a disaster, and if the situation continues along this course, our numbers in the coming 10 years will be not more than a few thousand."

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1 posted on 04/28/2014 6:03:12 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

And the COWARDLY, INEFECTUAL, ‘Christian’ churches of the West won’t do SQUAT.

Whatever happened to ‘Beecher’s Bibles’?? Today they would be AK 47s—but what the hell.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 6:23:01 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE, mohammmud a CRIMINAL, sharia is POISON!)
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To: marshmallow

The entire Iraq adventure is looking like a worse idea every year.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 6:44:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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