Archbishop of Erbil: Is the US abandoning Christians at risk in Iraq?

Posted May 17, 2019 5:00 pm by Editor

Archbishop of Erbil: Is the US abandoning Christians at risk in Iraq?

Erbil, Iraq, May 17, 2019 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Bashar Warda, one of the leading voices on behalf of persecuted and displaced Christians in Iraq, released today an urgent statement regarding the retreat of U.S. personnel from key areas in the country.

“We are gravely concerned regarding the recent draw down of the U.S. presence in Iraq,” the archbishop said. “Having faced genocide at the hands of ISIS, our shattered communities have drawn immense hope from the promise of the American commitment to Iraqi minority communities spearheaded by the Vice President.”

Warda, as Archbishop of Erbil in the Kurdistan region, received

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