Christians under Threat in Middle East

Syria’s Melkite Greek Patriarch of Antioch, Gregory III, has said that over a thousand Christians have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it erupted three years ago, and 24 villages cleared of all their Christian inhabitants. He insisted that the church has a key role to play in reconciliation, but also suggested that the threat to the Christian presence in the Middle East was such that the Middle East could soon be devoid of Christians.