England’s Prince Charles has given a donation to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
According to Christian Today, the donation comes after a speech the Prince made on the plight of persecuted Christians.
The growing Islamic extremism could threaten “the very existence of Christianity in the land of its birth,” he warned in his speech.
The Prince also met with Syrian and Iraqi Christians who had fled persecution.
United Kingdom National Director of ACN, Neville Kyrke-Smith, thanked the Prince for his gift and said it could greatly help those in need.
"Having met Iraqi and Syrian refugees recently in Lebanon, I know how much such help means – and the fact that our brothers and sisters are not forgotten," he said.
Kyrke-Smith added that the Prince’s gift will help to raise awareness of the Christians’ plight, and encourage more people to offer assistance.
"The support of the Prince of Wales for the work of Aid to the Church in Need and other organisations encourages more people to do the same,” he said.
Prince Charles has previously spoken of the need to aid persecuted Christians in the Middle East, and this is not the first time he has donated to ACN.
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Publication date: January 12, 2016
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