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Iranian bishop exhorts Christians of West to use freedom for the good

April 03, 2012

A bishop in Iran, where missionary activity and conversion are punishable by death, is exhorting Christians of the West to “be aware of the value of the freedom that you enjoy.”

Urging Western Christians not to be “slaves of a culture that seeks to drive God out of people’s hearts” but instead to “ propagate respect for human life,” Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Ramzi Garzou of Teheran said that Iranian Christians’ vitality “does not depend on their numbers but on the quality of their faith and their living witness.”


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