BAPTISMAL SITE, Jordan -- The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has voiced grave concern over the eroding Christian presence in the Holy Land at the start of a four-day pilgrimage to the region.
Williams, who is the spiritual leader of the Anglican community worldwide, was surrounded by hundreds of faithful at the River Jordan on Saturday as he dedicated the cornerstone of an Anglican church. Tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist at the site.
Williams said he "worried deeply" about the dwindling numbers of Christians in the Mideast. He said it was the church's duty to support Christians who face hardship from the region's conflicts.MORE HERE