- Dec 8, 2019
Iraqi Christians face “extinction” unless Islam recognizes the fundamental equality of all people and takes steps to overcome violent factions that seek to force religious minorities from the country, said Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil.
England’s top prelate has called for more to be done to rebuild the towns and villages of Iraq’s Nineveh plains after they were destroyed by the Islamic State group.
Several leaders of Iraq’s Christian community have appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump not to withdraw troops from the nation, saying many of their problems were caused by American military intervention, and leaving now would only make the situation worse.
Rumors have spread saying Archbishop Bashar Warda – and the Church – have been the recipient for huge amounts of U.S. government money.
A Dec. 26 meeting between Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Iraqi President Barham Salih, and the possible follow-up that might result, is a potential turning point for at least three reasons.
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Eribil has voiced gratitude to U.S. President Donald Trump for the support his administration has given to persecuted Christians in the Middle East, saying that for many in the Middle East, it’s the first time they feel like someone is listening.