More and more Christians are leaving the Middle East. This Exodus is affecting not only Syria and Iraq, but also Lebanon.
The Government of Hungary is supporting the Open Hospitals Syrian humanitarian initiative because it agrees that communities and families in need should be assisted in the vicinity of their homeland, and with enabling these communities to remain in place and assisting those who have fled to return home. But it is by far not just in Syria where Hungary helps Christian families rebuild their lives.
– 1,100 Syrian refugees brought into Britain in first three months of this year
– All arrivals were Muslims despite Christians’ suffering and persecution by ISIS
– Only 11 of the 4,832 Syrians invited to settle in Britain last year were Christian
– Barnabas Fund charity obtained figures under Freedom of Information laws
As we reported earlier on S4C, a new sanctuary was consecrated and inaugurated in St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in the West End of Manhattan, New York. The special sanctuary, dedicated to the victims of persecuted Christians in the Middle East was adorned with an icon written by a Christian artist from Iraq, called Mothana Butres.
A new report released by the Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights analyzes history’s impact on the current situation of Syrian Christians and details the crimes against Christians clerics since the start of the civil war. For eight years, the civil war has thrust the country into a time of great suffering. However, Christians were suffering even before the war and their hardships have only increased as the country descended into chaos.