Prince Charles delivered BBC Radio 4's "Thought for the Day" and turned it into a plea for the world to do something about religious persecution.
The prince said he recently spoke to a Syrian priest who taught him that for many Christians, faith is a "choice between life and death."
"He told me of mass kidnappings in parts of Syria and Iraq and how he feared that Christians will be driven out en mass out of lands described in the Bible," the prince told his radio audience. He thought it quite possible there will be no Christians in Iraq within five years.
Prince Charles was born in the shadow of World War II and views what is happening today as an "evil" reflection of the bloodshed that took place just a generation ago.
"This has deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s," he said. "I was born in 1948, just after the end of World War II, in which my parents' generation had fought and died in a battle against intolerance, monstrous extremism and an inhuman attempt to exterminate the Jewish population of Europe."
"We owe it to those who suffered and died so horribly not to repeat the horrors of the past," he added.
To contact us or to submit an article, click here.
Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.
Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!
- Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
- Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
- God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
- Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
- HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!
Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details