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Prelate calls for prayer, advocacy for Iraqi Christians

November 22, 2016

The Chaldean Catholic bishop of Detroit has called upon Catholics in the US and other Western nations to “adopt parishes, adopt dioceses, and adopt people” in order to “let the people there know that the people here are thinking of them and praying for them and thanking them for keeping the faith alive.”

Calling for prayer and advocacy, Bishop Frank Kalabat, who was born in Kuwait, asked US Christians to “speak up all the time” on behalf of the Middle East’s Christians, who are suffering greatly from the effects of the 2011 Arab Spring.

“If that is the spring, I’d hate to see the winter,” he said.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 22, 2016 12:34 PM ET USA

    "Arab Spring" is doublespeak. The reality is Arab Dark Ages. But this time the Dark Ages are properly designated as such. Par for the course that the left refers to the Catholic Middle Ages as "dark," while they refer to the death and destruction of the Arab and North African lands as "spring."