Bishops says Iraqi Christians ignored

THE BISHOP of Norwich said today the allied invasion of Iraq has had terrible consequences for Christians in the Middle East. The Rt Rev Graham James, whose diocese includes Lowestoft, said the UK and US governments had not understood how war would affect Iraqi Christians.

Graham Dines

THE BISHOP of Norwich said today the allied invasion of Iraq has had terrible consequences for Christians in the Middle East. The Rt Rev Graham James, whose diocese includes Lowestoft, said the UK and US governments had not understood how war would affect Iraqi Christians.

“There have been examples of hostages being taken and churches being looted and burned. The thing that people do not always recognise about Iraq is that it has one of the oldest Christian churches in the world - that's been there since before Mohammed was born,” said the bishop.


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