Al-Rahi to Hold Expanded Meeting to Address Threat against Christians in Mosul

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An expanded meeting aimed at tackling the persecution of Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul will be held at the summer seat of the Maronite Patriarchate in Diman in August, reported As Safir newspaper on Saturday.

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi will chair the meeting scheduled for August 7, revealed Bishop Boulos Sayyah to the Central News Agency.

“Lebanon and the Church are concerned with the situation in Mosul,” he stressed.

He also revealed that the patriarchate carried out a series of contacts to hold the meeting, explaining that the delay in staging it was due to some bishops' presence abroad.

Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes in Mosul after the jihadist Islamic State threatened them to convert to Islam, pay a special tax or leave.

Comments 4
Default-user-icon Kozbara Khadra (Guest) 26 July 2014, 11:23

We are tired of speeches. Leave these to Dr. Arreet 7akeh.

Thumb cedre 26 July 2014, 13:53

what is lebanon, the only christian of the middle east, doing to help these poor people ?

Missing freedomforall 27 July 2014, 01:21

Fact: Less than 23.6% of Lebanese christians support Aoun for presidency according to latest statistics- Its time for him to leave politics after an entire lifetime of miserables failures.

Default-user-icon Shamdo Flissi (Guest) 27 July 2014, 16:37

So the useless Arab League of Nabil al-Arabi has passed the torch on to the Christian League headed by Patriarch Nabil al-Rahi! ya emm nabil, ebnek mashalla dammo khafif esmalla smalla!!! Don't forget to seek help from the US, the West and the filthy Gulf dumps who created and are funding and arming the takfiris. Good luck.