Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

058This morning I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church,  Archbishop  Ignace Joseph III Younan who has been traveling in North America to raise awareness of the plight of Christians in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.

He asks the West to take a stand against the genocide of Christian communities have lived in the region since the time of the early Church.

 

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3 Responses to Genocide of Christians in the Middle East

  1. A few days ago, I met a couple on the elevator in my building: the man was speaking a language I did not recognise, so I asked him about it. He answered that it was Arabic: but I said it doesn’t sound like regular Arabic: so he then said that he was speaking Babylonian. Seeing that he had a crucifix hanging around his neck, I asked if by that he meant Syriac, and he concurred, saying that he and his wife were Syrian Christians, forced out of Assyria and unable to return. I then found out that the one of the few other Syrians that I have met here in British Columbia was the brother of the first man’s wife: and you can be assured that prayers for the protection and safety of our Christian brothers and sisters are offered at every Mass offered at St. Bride’s Traditional Anglican Parish, Pitt \Meadows (TACC-ACC)

  2. Rev22:17 says:

    Deborah,

    You wrote: This morning I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing the Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church, Archbishop Ignace Joseph III Younan who has been traveling in North America to raise awareness of the plight of Christians in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.

    He asks the West to take a stand against the genocide of Christian communities have lived in the region since the time of the early Church.

    Yes, a stand against genocide in this region is long overdue throughout Western society. The longer we ignore the situation, the more difficult the battle will be.

    Norm.

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