Posts Tagged ‘genocide’

Solidarity in Suffering

Friday, October 20th, 2017

On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 30 martyrs, both priests and lay persons, who suffered and were killed in 1645 in a wave of anti-Catholic persecution in Brazil.  The Holy Father also entered into the canon of saints three indigenous child martyrs in 16th century Mexico who were killed for refusing to renounce their Catholic faith […] [Read more]

Working to Preserve Christianity in the Middle East

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Six months after the United States officially acknowledged that ISIS is perpetrating genocide against Christians and other religious groups with an aim toward eradicating them from the Middle East, how does the situation fare? Despite official claims of degradation of Islamic State forces due to military strikes against their strongholds, life has not improved for […] [Read more]

The Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

On behalf of the Church of Washington, and personally, I would like to express my appreciation for the U.S. State Department’s official recognition that the violent atrocities and persecution being perpetrated by ISIS against Christians constitutes genocide. This legal action follows the declarations of Congress and the European Parliament condemning as genocide this aggression by […] [Read more]