Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Iran: the West also plays a role in skrinking number of Christians in Middle East

The Iranian website Presstv.ir has an interesting article about why Christians are leaving the Middle East - read the Iranian perspective!

A century ago, Christians constituted 20 percent of the population of the region. Today, the percentage has shrunk to 2-5 percent. The Christians in the Middle East are disappearing from the region with such a speed that the Catholic archbishop of Baghdad, Rev. Jean Benjamin Sleiman, has said he "fears the extinction of Christianity in Iraq and the Middle East.

Pope Benedict XVI, on 12 May 2009 in a Mass at the foot of Jebel az-Zeitun or Mount of Olives, in east Jerusalem Al-Quds spoke about the tragic reality of the departure of so many members of the Christian community in recent years. READ HERE THE WHOLE ARTICLE

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