More than 1,000 people from St. George's Church in Baghdad have been killed in the past 10 years. But church leader Canon Andrew White said he has no intention of leaving Baghdad despite the dangers facing Christians.
The British-born minister, dubbed the Vicar of Baghdad, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 15 years ago, which affects his speech and mobility.
"The attack from the opposition isn't overt and always obvious. But it's always there just under the surface. At every level of society Christians are Christians. They're a minority," White explained.
"They're to be sidelined and they are people who are considered at great risk because they do not follow the way of the majority of people here who follow either Shia or Sunni Islam," he added....
"When they took him to the church, a lot of people were saying bad things about those who killed him. But I didn't accept that into my heart. I was praying for those people who killed him. I am proud of him because he died for Jesus.""
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