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Fears for Christians in Iran if protests continue

by Gerald Butt Middle East Correspondent

CHURCH LEADERS have expressed unease about the possible plight of the small Christian community and other minority groups in Iran, if the current unrest in the country were to continue.

The Bishop in Cyprus & the Gulf, the Rt Revd Michael Lewis, said that while the status of Christians in the Middle East as a whole was delicate, “the position of Iranian Christians is extra-fragile. They are always in our prayers.”

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