The Voice of the suffering and persecuted
“We welcome the increase of urgently needed institutional involvement to end the ordeal Christians of Nineveh. For too long this help has depended on private donors alone.”
“My brother gave his life, not only for the rights of Christians, but for those of all the minorities, including the Muslims,. It is a duty to pay homage to these martyrs by means of events such as this one and to honor their memory,”
She told us that she and the other residents of the convent narrowly escaped death when a mortar fell but “thanks be to God did not explode.”
There were a total of 31 wars and armed conflicts during 2017, as reported by the Group for the Investigation into the Causes of War, based at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Cardinal Koch emphasized that the unity of the Church has already been realized in the saints. The cardinal talked about the “alarming phenomenon” of Christians leaving the Middle East, which has made it necessary to help Christians remain in their homeland.
“If we do not do everything in our power to support the return of Christians to their ancestral lands, they will leave their towns again—and perhaps even the country—for good.”
“Today, there is nothing sweet about Nigeria. Nothing! I say so because of my current situation. I am displaced. I once had a room with a comfortable bed in a proper house. We lived in our own house.”
“We have to be as patient as God has been with all people for millennia; time and again we must take the initiative ourselves; we must take a stand for truth – because our God is a God of peace, not of violence.”
“Without a concordat in place, the Church in the Republic of Belarus cannot completely fulfil its mission as it does in other countries.”
“Our aim is to break through the indifference, above all that of the international community, and to strive to ensure that after February 24th no one can continue to ignore the persecution of Christians.”