- Oct 24, 2020
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called for “the shield of faith” to protect Armenian Christians caught in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos Karekin II, said the escalating violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region has the potential to become another genocide of the Armenian people.
Turkey’s Armenian community says it is increasingly fearful about the reemergence of anti-Armenian sentiment in the country as conflict rages in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Groups representing Christians in northeast Syria are appealing for prayer, fearful that Turkey plans to make good its numerous threats to invade the region with its military forces.
Looking at the long-term history and percentages eliminated, the persecution of Assyrian Christians alone seems comparable to the Holocaust during World War II, yet when was the last time you heard about it in society or in the media?
Papal trips are important for many reasons, including what they reveal about a pope’s personality and priorities. Francis’s June 24-26 outing to Armenia was no exception, offering insights about the importance of Argentina, his seriousness about the Orthodox, and his stubborn streak.