[Christian Today by Ruth Gledhill] Vicar of Baghdad' Canon Andrew White has warned that Christianity in Iraq could be close to extinction. And he has called on the British government to do more to help Christians fleeing Iraq.
Canon White, on a weekend visit to the UK where he visited churches including the Chiswick Christian Centre and The Church of the Ascension in Balham, said numbers in St George's Baghdad had decreased from 6,500 to 1,000.
Many fled to Mosul, across the river Tigris from the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh. Now they have been forced by ISIS to flee Mosul also, most escaping to Kurdistan.
Although ISIS had not taken over Baghdad, where he returns tomorrow (Monday 28th), they were certainly present in the city, he said. Speaking to Christian Today, he added: "They just go around and shoot the odd person dead."
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“Canon Andrew White was recently interviewed by the BBC Radio Four’s Today programme.