The Prince of Wales yesterday warned that the future of Christianity is in jeopardy in the Middle East, the Catholic News website reports today (December 17, 2015).
Speaking in Westminster to refugees from the region and to clerics from Middle Eastern churches, Prince Charles warned: "There is a very real crisis that threatens the very existence of Christianity in its place of origin. This affects us all."
He added: "Christianity is not a foreign religion in the Middle East. It has been part of the Middle East for 2,000 years."
The Prince warned that the Christian heritage of the region "is under threat as never before. The churches are being targeted by [Islamic] fanatics. The impact that this violence has had on people is heartbreaking. This is a reminder of what people will sink to in the name of faith."