Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II “I am worried that Christianity is on the way out both in Syria & Iraq as well as in Lebanon”

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II - Patriarch on the Apostolic Throne of St. Peter in Anthioch & All East

Christiantoday - August 2016 Christianity is in danger of disappearing across entire countries in the Middle East, the land of its birth, according to a senior Orthodox Church leader. There have been repeated warnings about the decline of Christianity in Iraq under the Islamic State onslaught. Eight in ten Christians have left Iraq since 2003. But the Patriarch of ...