Archbishop fears for Christians in Middle East


The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he fears for Christians in the Middle East after months of unrest during and after the Arab Spring.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's World At One programme, Dr Rowan Williams said there was a "haemorrhaging of Christian populations from the Holy Land", violent extremism driving Christians from Egypt, and in Bethlehem they were now a "marginalised minority".

He said it was "a very anxious time for Christian communities".

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