'There is a global war against Christianity' states Timothy Radcliffe, former master of the order of preachers. According to a Vatican report, 100,000Christians are martyred every year. Others are harrassed, raped or attacked, and subjected to forced displacement and the destruction of their places of worship. Nowhere is the problem more severe than in theMiddle East. Under Saddam Hussein, almost 1.5 million Christians lived in Iraq. Today, there are less than 200,000. ISIS have vowed to cleanse the areasthey control of Christians and even outside thecaliphate, Christians are regarded with suspicion and seen to represent the West.