christians in middle east
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Lebanon has been without a President since May 2014. As per Lebanese custom, the President should be Maronite (Eastern Catholic) and is elected by the convening of Parliament with a minimum of a two-thirds quorum.
UPDATE: 11:55 p.m. -- Sergio Gor, communications director for Paul's campaign to be re-elected to the Senate in 2016, told
(Reported by Robert Evans; editing by Ralph Boulton) Patriarch Sako I of the Chaldean Catholic Church said in Iraq over 10,000
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The rise of those who don’t identify with any religion will continue to be an important story for years to come. This year
The immediate trigger for the attacks was a bloody security crackdown in Cairo on Aug. 14, when police dispersed two Islamist
Officially, Christians -- most of them belonging to Eastern-rite Churches -- number some 1.5 million or 5 percent of the total population, but a decade of war and heightened unrest in the wake of the departure of U.S. troops has caused many to flee the country.
Christians, with their ancient roots in the region, provide a unique and essential message of peace and freedom.
I have often inquired of my parents about their childhoods, and about their lives in Alexandria during a time when they say that sectarian tension between Christians, Muslims and Jews simply did not exist -- they were all Egyptians first.