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Iraqi Christians “close to extinction”

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil says, “In the years prior to 2003, we numbered as many as one-and-a-half million – six percent of Iraq’s population. Today, there are perhaps as few as 250,000 of us left. Maybe less. Those of us who remain must be ready to face martyrdom.” Archbishop Warda was also highly critical of what he sees as the lack of solidarity that Western countries have shown during the attacks on Christians.