On this Holy Saturday we unite our prayers with our Arabic Christian brothers and sisters who suffer persecution for their faith in the middle east.
‘It is time for the United States to “join the rest of the world” in recognizing that Christians are undergoing a genocide in the Middle East.’ Please read the rest at Aleteia.
“There is only one word capable of capturing what is happening to the Christians in the Middle East: martyrdom. The unarmed witness exposes the jihadist’s counter-testimony and reveals the virus that has destroyed whole countries, from Syria to Iraq: the quest for victory at any price through the annihilation of those who are different. Distracted and narcissistically self-absorbed for far too long, Europe now is powerless.”
During this Christmas may we keep in our prayers in a special way our persecuted brothers and sisters in the Middle East.
I also share with you this beautiful Arabic Christmas hymn.
This Christmas I pray in hope that one day the Middle East, the birthplace of Our Savior, may be at peace and that Christians be an important part of the future of the Middle East. May the Lord once again reign in human hearts that seek the good of their brethren: Muslim, Jew, and Christian.