Here is a jarring reminder of how far humanity has come, and how far it still has to go!
As we approach Pentecost, let us pray that the Lord will send down the Spirit, and that peace will come to the Mid-East. Let Us Pray: “O Lord please inspire peace, and an end to violence and death.
Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart grants interview to John Allen Jr. on the Syrian situation, and the plight of Christians. “I feel responsible for the survival of a Church founded by the apostles themselves.” he says. “The first Christians in Syria were baptized the day of the Pentecost in Jerusalem, by Peter and the other apostles. … They spread all over the region and founded the Church. The Lord gave me this responsibility in Syria, and I cannot simply accept that during my mandate, the Christians disappear. I’ll never stop fighting so they can hold on.” (Full Article and Interview)
“The mentality has changed,” Samer said. “I don’t see humanity in Iraq anymore. When you see me crying and you don’t cry with me, then what do we have?” A Sad and Frightening Situation