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Christianity in danger of extinction in Iran, says journalist

June 01, 2010

In an interview with the Catholic Radio and Television Network, journalist Camille Eid paints a bleak picture of the life of Christians in Iran: “the picture of the Ayatollah is even on the cover of the catechism books … and maybe it is a way to show that the Christians are under the protection of the regime and are considered dhimmis (protected people) in the Islamic Sharia.” The government forbids the celebration of the Mass in Farsi, the nation’s principal language, and conversion from Islam to Christianity entails death.

“There is a real risk of the disappearance, of an extinction of Christianity in Iran,” concludes Eid, coauthor of 111 Questions on Islam, a 2008 book published by Ignatius Press.


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