December 26, 2012

Historical Christian Communities at Risk

David Alton, The National

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As Christmas passes once again, we turn our eyes towards the Christians who have lived in the Middle East for 2,000 years, woven into the very fabric of society. Yet, as Pope Benedict XVI has warned, churches in the Middle East "are threatened in their very existence". Christian communities have faced asphyxiation in Iraq, executions in Iran, decimation in Palestine, suffering and hardship in Egypt, and they share in the daily terrors in Syria.

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