IRAQ – Iraqi Archbishop Fears more Persecution, says IS Went Underground

Crux | Oct. 9, 2018

Christianity in Iraq is just one wave of persecution away from extinction, said the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Basra.

In an interview with Catholic News Service, Chaldean Archbishop Habib Nafali said there were now so few Christians in his country that the church there would disappear if it was subjected to further persecution.

He said the displacements and murders of Christians over the past 15 years constituted genocide.

“Another wave of persecution will be the end of Christianity after 2,000 years,” he said in the Oct. 5 interview in St. Columba’s Church.

“There is a global game, and the peaceful people – the minorities – in the end will be the ones who are destroyed,” he said.

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