christians in middle east
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.
But Paul isn't doing all that fast enough for one key Republican donor, or for the Middle Eastern group which that donor
"The leaders of Arab countries and the Arab League have to stand up and do something." A parallel statement from the two
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State news agency MENA reported that one of the dead was an eight-year-old child. The immediate trigger for the attacks was
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.