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Jordanian prince urges Arab Christians not to emigrate

Catholic World News - March 20, 2012

A member of the Jordanian royal family has urged Arab Christians to stay in their native lands.

“The Arab Christians are Arabs and are the pioneers of thought and Arab revival,” said Prince Hassan bin Talal, the uncle of King Abdullah II and a leader in interreligious dialogue, at a conference organized by the Jordanian Royal Institute of Inter-Faith Studies, the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, and the Mennonite Central Committee.

Stating that the departure of Christians from the region harmed Christians and Muslims alike, Prince Hassan called upon Muslim leaders to rethink their policies towards Christian communities.

“Prince Hassan asked for the meeting to stop this exodus and to ask Christians very clearly to remain,” said Father Samir Khalil Samir, SJ.

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  • Posted by: mamato085337 - Mar. 21, 2012 8:12 AM ET USA

    Maybe this Jordanian prince can make headway with those groups; he needs to be listened to and adopt his plans for a trial period. Nothing else is working. Maybe those muslims will see things differently with him talking some sense.

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