Skip to comments.Iraqi Archbishop Fears More Persecution, Says IS Went Underground
Posted on 10/10/2018 6:01:38 PM PDT by marshmallow
CHESTER, England - Christianity in Iraq is just one wave of persecution away from extinction, said the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Basra.
In an interview with Catholic News Service, Chaldean Archbishop Habib Nafali said there were now so few Christians in his country that the church there would disappear if it was subjected to further persecution.
He said the displacements and murders of Christians over the past 15 years constituted genocide.
Another wave of persecution will be the end of Christianity after 2,000 years, he said in the Oct. 5 interview in St. Columbas Church.
There is a global game, and the peaceful people - the minorities - in the end will be the ones who are destroyed, he said.
He said he was fearful of renewed persecution because he believed the Islamic State terror group had not been defeated, but had gone underground. It was suspected of being behind a recent spate of murders of women who had chosen to dress themselves in Western fashions, he said.
We have seen with our own eyes how they attack Christians, he added.
He said Iraqs Christians had suffered systematic violence intended to uproot and eradicate them, to destroy their language, to break up their families and push them to leave Iraq.
If this is not genocide, then what is genocide? he asked.
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Sad to say but Christians did not suffer like this under Sadam.
Horrible. Are we doing anything for them?
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