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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($14,842 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!