‘Where Is the World Conscience,”\’ Asks Baghdad Archbishop

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(Please forward to George W. Bush.)

From Catholic World News:

On October 15, Syrian Catholic Archbishop Athanase Matti Shaba Matoka of Baghdad delivered one of the most memorable interventions during the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East—words made even more poignant by the October 31 attack on worshippers at his cathedral.

Excerpt:

Christianity is still bleeding. Where is the world conscience? All the world remains a spectator before what is happening in Iraq, especially with regards to Christians.

We want to sound the alarm. We ask the question of the great powers: is it true what is said that there is a plan to empty the Middle East of Christians and that Iraq is one of the victims?

8:58 am on November 9, 2010
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