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Prince Charles may meet Vicar of Baghdad

Posted on: August 1, 2014 12:38 PM
Canon Andrew White

[The Tablet, by Ruth Gledhill] The office of the Prince of Wales has been in touch with Vicar of Baghdad Canon Andrew White with a view to giving wider publicity to the sufferings of Christians in Iraq.

In interviews and sermons during a brief visit to Britain last weekend, Canon White described the suffering of his community, many of whom have now fled, and warned that Christianity in Iraq could be close to extinction.

Numbers in his own church, St George's Baghdad have fallen from 6,500 to 1,000. Of these, 1,276 have died. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Canon White said: "Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing. We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off. Are we seeing the end of Christianity? We are committed come what may, we will keep going to the end, but it looks as though the end could be very near."

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