Syrian War Especially Hard on Christians, Priest Notes

CARL BUNDERSON/EWTN NEWS 03/22/2013 DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian civil war, which has now begun its third year, has “totally destroyed” a quarter of the country with local Christians particularly hard hit by the fighting, says a missionary priest. “Christians are suffering so much. ‘Please don’t forget us’ is a very clear message,” Father Andrzej Halemba, a Polish ...

COPTIC POPE WARNS OF CHRISTIAN PULLOUT FROM GOVERNMENT

MICHAEL CARL 15/11/2012 Newly selected Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II is warning that he will pull the Christian delegates from the Egyptian Constituent Assembly if a religious freedom article in the nation’s draft constitution is compromised. Tawadros, who recently was chosen as the deceased Pope Shenouda III’s successor, says Christians will stand firm on Article 2.  And he’s warning other Egyptians ...