Many of them had been identified as Christians and the terrorists were expressly seeking them out to kill them because of their faith.
“If there is any Church in need in Europe, then it is ours. In my Diocese of Banja Luka, 95 percent of the Church buildings were destroyed or severely damaged during the war.”
“The campaign is “sending a clear message of solidarity with persecuted Christians throughout the world.”
“Lebanon is not an independent or free country anymore due to the Iranian interference in Lebanese affairs carried out by Hezbollah.”
“We are here to serve the people, especially the poorest. Our role and commitment are to act as a presence that can bring light to the situation, inspired by the Gospel.”
“The Catholic community views this incident as an attack on minority communities, and an attempt to criminalize in particular Christian missionary activities.”