Italian cardinal urges strong support of Mideast Christians

Milan, Italy, Jun 21, 2013 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a conference of Muslim and Catholic leaders in Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola encouraged greater support for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. “We need to help Christians more strongly,” Cardinal Scola said at the University of Milan, where the tenth annual meeting of the Oasis International Foundation was held this week. “We need to support them with real love and a very strong friendship, but also with … [Read more...]

Congressman blasts government’s ‘anemic’ response to Christian persecution

Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2013 / 02:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has criticized the U.S. government’s “anemic and at times outright baffling” response to the persecution of Christians in the Mid-East, urging the appointment of an envoy to protect religious minorities. “America has always been a friend to the oppressed, the persecuted, the forgotten. But sadly today, that allegiance is in question, as religious freedom and human rights abuses around … [Read more...]

Catholic and Muslim leaders meet for dialogue on secularism

Milan, Italy, Jun 21, 2013 / 12:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The members of a foundation seeking to improve Christian and Muslim relations met in Milan this week to discuss the growing problems of global secularism and extremism. “Secularism and ideology are two problems for Christians and Muslims today, in different ways maybe, but the topic is the same,” Maria Laura Conte, editorial director of Oasis International Foundation, told CNA/EWTN News June 17. “We want the West and … [Read more...]


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