JERUSALEM — The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, has issued a Christmas message that both laments the violence and refugee situation in the Middle East and calls on Christians to live out their faith.
“The joy of Christmas is overshadowed by the staggering violence in Syria,” he said Dec. 20.
He noted the Catholic Church’s work to assist 250,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, saying this shows the Church is “full of compassion for the victims.”
Conflict between rebel forces and the Syrian government has killed tens of thousands of people and driven many more from their homes.
The refugees are mainly women and children who need food, shelter, medical treatment and clothes....READ MORE