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Archbishop of Canterbury: Christians on Brink of 'Extinction' in Middle East

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By    |   Sunday, 02 December 2018 09:36 AM EST

Faced with the "daily threat of murder" in the Middle East, Christians are on the verge of "imminent extinction," according to the archbishop of Canterbury in the U.K.'s Telegraph.

"In the birthplace of our faith, the community faces extinction," Archbishop Justin Welby  wrote in the Sunday Telegraph.

The threat has the most senior clergyman in the Church of England calling for the taking in of more Middle East refugees, the Telegraph reported.

Archbishop Welby added Christians are facing "the worst situation since the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century" in his op-ed headlined: "In the Middle East, Christians are under grave threat – let us show them they are not forgotten."

The call comes after the report in the UK's Express that just one in 400 Syrian refugees given asylum in UK were Christians. Specifically, just 11 of the 4,832 Syrians who were resettled in the UK in 2017 were Christian, according to the Express.

"Christians are being subjected to horrendous persecution in Syria," Bright Blue senior researcher, James Dobson, told the Express.

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Faced with the "daily threat of murder" in the Middle East, Christians are on the verge of "imminent extinction," according to the archbishop of Canterbury in the U.K.'s Telegraph."In the birthplace of our faith, the community faces extinction," Archbishop Justin Welby ...
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