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Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2014

Prince Charles speaks out against Christian persecution, targeted by Muslims in Middle East

The UK ambassador to the Holy See noted in a recent article remarks made by Prince Charles regarding the Christian persecution in the Middle East.

Muslim cleric in Egypt calling for violence against Christians

Muslim cleric in Egypt calling for violence against Christians

“I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East,” Charles was quoted in the L’Osservatore Romano. “It seems to me that we cannot ignore the fact that Christians in the Middle East are, increasingly, being deliberately targeted by fundamentalist Islamist militants. Christianity was, literally, born in the Middle East and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.”

“For 20 years, I have tried to build bridges between Islam and Christianity and to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding,” he added. “The point though, surely, is that we have now reached a crisis where the bridges are rapidly being deliberately destroyed by those with a vested interest in doing so – and this is achieved through intimidation, false accusation and organized persecution – including to Christian communities in the Middle East at the present time.”

“Now, of course, is the time to re-double our combined efforts to stress what binds the three Abrahamic faiths together and, as Christians, Jews and Muslims, to express outrage at what tears us asunder,” he continued. “My prayer this afternoon is for all beleaguered communities and I believe that Western Christians ought to pray earnestly for fellow-believers in the Middle East. I am reminded that today in the Eastern Christian calendar it is the festival of Daniel and the three boys in the fiery furnace, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. They symbolize all those who are persecuted for their faith. But the important point is: they survived!”

Full transcript of the speech HERE

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