Bishop cautions on proselytism in Jordan's refugee camps
Catholic World News - July 30, 2013
A Catholic prelate has cautioned against proselytism in refugee camps in Jordan, the Fides news service reports.
Some Evangelical groups have been distributing Bibles and spiritual tracts, along with material aid, to Syrians in the Zaatari refugee camp, which now serves 120,000 people. Catholic Church officials have expressed concern about the activity.
Archbishop Maroun Lahham of the Latin-rite Patriarchate of Jerusalem told Fides that he objected to “exploiting humanitarian initiatives to achieve forms of proselytism that have nothing to do with the dynamics of authentic Christian witness.”
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