LONDON — Prince Charles condemned the destruction of the Der Zor Armenian Genocide Memorial during a visit Wednesday, November 19, to the St. Yeghishe Armenian Church.
Prince Charles visited St. Yegishe Armenian Church on Wednesday as part of his efforts to raise international awareness about persecution of Christians in the Middle East, among them Armenian communities, which have been impacted by unrest in Iraq and Syria.
“It is literally heartbreaking to learn of the attacks on Christians and on the churches where they gather, such as the mindless, brutal destruction of the Armenian church in Deir el-Zor earlier this year,” said Prince Charles during remarks at the church.
The London community gathered for this special visit. Also present was Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Dr. Armen Sarkisian.
He went on to praise those who’ve suffered for standing up to adversity: “I greatly admire the courage and faith of your flock who are an example to us all of faith quite literally under such grotesque and barbarous assault.”