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USCCB president: sign ‘stop the Christian genocide’ petition

March 15, 2016

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged Catholics to sign an online petition calling upon the State Department to designate the killing of the Middle East’s Christians as a genocide.

“Today, the people of God must speak up for our brothers and sisters facing genocide in the Middle East,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville. “I urge every Catholic to sign the petition at As a people of faith, we must convince the United States Department of State to include Christians in any formal declaration of genocide.”


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  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Mar. 16, 2016 7:57 AM ET USA

    Finally the USCCB is trying to make people aware of this horror. In his excellent, factual, and sober book, "The Global War on Christians," John L. Allen, Jr., writes that "Protestant scholar Todd Johnson of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an expert on religious demography, has pegged the number of Christians killed per year from 2000 to 2010 at one hundred thousand. That works out to eleven Christians killed every hour, every day, throughout the past decade." (P. 18.6, e-book version.)

  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Mar. 15, 2016 5:49 PM ET USA

    Reality is sinking in. A declaration of Genocide includes military action to stop it. I wonder how far that will go.