Christians in Iraq, who numbered 1.5 million before 2003, have declined by 90 per cent within a generation.
"Our situation is hard, our future is gloomy, and people are tired. They are waiting for a solution whereby they can restore their dignity."
UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon, will meet Pope Francis in the Vatican later this month to issues including climate change.
Report warns Assyrian Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen and Shabaks 'risk being wiped out'.