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California Church leaders unite to support persecuted Christians

Catholic World News - January 20, 2011

A California bishop has secured the support of 30 other Christian leaders for a strongly worded statement in support of persecuted Christians.

In an initiative for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento recruited the 30 ministers, representing a variety of denominations, to express “our common concern for the recent savage attacks on Christians in a number of places throughout the world.”

Emphasizing the moral imperative for all Christians to unite in support of those who are persecuted for the faith, the joint statement says: “The terrible suffering of fellow Christians urges us now to stand in solidarity with them, to pray with them and for them.”

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  • Posted by: umpynelson3459 - Jan. 20, 2011 4:37 PM ET USA

    The start of another Crusade, only this time with prayer instead of swords. May God be with us.

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