While Holy Land Christians differ regarding which side is more to blame for the latest eruption of violence, they agree the actions of both sides are bringing misery to millions of civilians.
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“The solution," Cardinal Parolin said, "ought to be in keeping with the two-state solution, which will enable each of them to live in peace.”
The Patriarchs and Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem issued a joint statement published May 10 calling on the international community to intervene to put an end to “provocative actions” and urging prayers for peace.
The right to exercise religion came under sustained assault around the world in 2015, according to a new report from a bipartisan United States commission, affecting Christians, Muslims and Jews, among others.
‘We are undergoing a real genocide,’ said Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, ‘and we are afraid that they want to take us out of our life, but also of our country, of the place where we were born, where the Church was born.’
“The violence suffered by civilians in Iraq remains staggering,” says U.N. report.
Since 2011, only 2% of Syrian refugees have been Christians, even though they comprise 10% of Syria’s pre-civil war population and are subject to harsh persecution by Islamist militants.