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Synod committee sees 'precarious' future for Christians in Middle East

Catholic World News - April 12, 2011

At a meeting in Rome, the committee charged with follow-up for last year’s Synod on the Middle East called attention to the “precarious situation” facing Christians in that region, in light of a wave of political unrest.

The special council for the Middle East Synod observed that Christians in the region are “in many cases forced to emigrate due to violence, lack of work, restriction of religious freedom and limited democracy.” Last October’s Synod meeting had drawn attention to the same problems, lamenting the diminishing Christian presence in the Middle East.

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