Source: The Holy See in the Italian
Headline: ASIA/LEBANON – maronite Patriarch: christians in the Middle East do not need “protections”
Beirut – A certain western culture”, argues that different religious communities can “live together”. And there are powers that also promote this idea to “impose war. Pay, they send weapons, support terrorists, destroy Countries”. The christians of the Middle East pay the price, because many muslims identify the West and christianity, and for them everything that comes from the West, “culture, politics, economics, the media, the war, is called christian”. The said cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Patriarch of the maronite Church, receiving) Thursday, march 21, in the patriarchal see of Bkerké a group of journalists and operators of the communication of the european who had taken part in a tour of Lebanon organized by the Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi. The Primate of the maronite Church stressed that in the current historical conjuncture it is better to repeat a voice even more high that the christians in the Middle East do not seek and do not need protection, “external”, and you also need to stop trying to use the category of “minority christian” to define their condition.
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