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England: Bishop supports call for asylum priority to be given to Christians fleeing ISIS

Posted on: July 6, 2015 9:24 AM
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By Marco Giannangeli for the Sunday Express

Christians fleeing Islamic persecution must be given “priority” over others when applying for asylum in Europe, senior Bishops said last night [Friday, 3 July].

It comes after Lord Alton of Liverpool warned of a “crisis of biblical proportions” which will see at least half of the 12 million Christians in the Middle East either gone or killed by 2020, as IS and other radical Islamist groups continue their bloodthirsty campaigns.

The calls were supported by the Church of England’s foreign affairs spokesman, the Bishop of Coventry, and Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church Britain.

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