‘We stand with persecuted Christians’ says Prime Minister
Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Jim Shannon commented on the return of many Christians to the Nineveh Plains and asked the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to pledge her support for them during Prime Minister’s question time last week.
In reply, Theresa May reiterated her support of Christians who are persecuted in Iraq and other countries around the world and said she’s looking to do more to help those who face violence because of their faith.
May said: “Easter is, of course, the most important time in the Christian calendar. It is a time of new life and hope. The message of the cross and the resurrection help to support Christians around the world.
“We stand with those persecuted Christians. We will be looking to see what more the Government can do to support them.”
May also mentioned a meeting with an Iraqi priest who gave her a Bible saved from a church which was destroyed by Islamic State. She said the Bible is being kept at Downing Street as a reminder of the suffering felt by many.