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  • Thursday ,19 December 2013
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Prince Charles: Christians in Middle East Need Help

By Female First News

Copts and Poliltical Islam

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Thursday ,19 December 2013

Prince Charles: Christians in Middle East Need Help
Britain's Prince Charles believes Christians in the Middle East need our help.Britain's Prince Charles believes Christians in the Middle East need our help.
 
The 65-year-old royal has warned that Christians in parts of the Middle East are being deliberately targeted and murdered by Islamists militants.
 
The Prince visited the Egyptian Coptic Church centre in Stevenage and the Syriac Orthodox cathedral in west London yesterday (17.12.13) accompanied by prince Ghazi of Jordan.
 
Charles then went on to a reception at Clarence House, which was attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of Westminster and the Chief Rabbi, before addressing the audience and sharing his concerns.
 
He said: "For 20 years I have tried to build bridges between Islam and Christianity to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding.
 
"The point though, surely, is that we have now reached a crisis where bridges are rapidly being deliberately destroyed by those with a vested interest in doing so.
 
"This is achieved through intimidation, false accusation and organised persecution including to the Christian communities in the Middle East at the present time."
 
A vast amount of churches and properties owned by Christians have been attacked in countries such as Egypt and British Christians have asked the government to more for those that are affected.