Anglican priest Andrew white, a former rector of a Church in Baghdad, said about the disappearance of Christianity in Iraq. About it reports The Independent.
“The time has come when the history of Christianity in Iraq is over, and soon there will be no Christian, — declared white. — Some say that Christians need to remain to maintain a presence, historically, but it became too difficult. Christians fleeing from Iraq and from the territories seized by the “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in the middle East, saying the same thing: they’ve had enough, they can never return.”
Andrew white was the rector of the only Anglican Church Iraq, but was forced to leave the country in 2014 due to threats to his life. He has repeatedly spoken in support of measures to restrict Muslim immigration taken by President of the United States Donald trump and called him to help Christians suffering from persecution in the middle East.
In recent years, the number of the Christian population of Iraq has fallen sharply. Before the US invasion in 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians, now there are less than 250 thousand. In Mosul, for which now there are fights between the armed forces of Iraq and a Shiite militia on one side and militants on the other, in 2007 lived 35 thousand Christians, now they have no more than 20 people.