Mideast Patriarchs urge world to help Christians survive

Leading patriarchs of the Middle East meeting on Monday in Syria urged the world to help Christians survive in the region and said it was time to confront the hardline ideology of radical Islamists such as the Islamic State group. At a summit convened in Damascus, the heads of five major eastern Christian churches of Antioch said the ideological well springs of hardline Islamism must dried up by teaching “a culture of openness, peace and freedom of belief”. “We call on everyone who claims to have an interest in our fate to help us to remain,” they said in an appeal to the international community. “We call on it to take its responsibility and to stop the wars in our land.”

via ynetnews.com

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