Friday, December 28, 2012

Patriarch's Christmas message surveys Middle East situation

Leader of the Catholic Church in Jerusalem highlights the ongoing violence in Syria and the refugee situation in the Middle East
Archbishop Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. Photo by Debbie Hill / CNS.
The B.C. Catholic has a Catholic News Agency story about the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem's Christmas message:
Archbishop Fouad Twal, has issued a Christmas message that both laments the violence and refugee situation in the Middle East and calls on Christians to live out their faith.

“The joy of Christmas is overshadowed by the staggering violence in Syria,” he said Dec. 20.

He noted the Catholic Church’s work to assist 250,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, saying this shows the Church is “full of compassion for the victims.”
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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