Vicar of Iraq’s only Anglican Church warns the end appears “very near” for Iraqi Christians as he pleads for help to counter ISIS threat.
Faced with an ultimatum from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) forces to convert, pay a tax or be killed, Christians in the northern city of Mosul mostly fled last week.
But Canon Andrew White — dubbed “the bishop of Baghdad” for his work at St George’s church in the capital, said they were trapped in the desert or on the streets with nowhere to go. “Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing,” he told BBC Radio 4’s. “We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off.
Are we seeing the end of Christianity in Iraq?