July 12, 2020

Cardinal Wuerl on Christian slaughter in Middle East: ‘This is Genocide’

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Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 10.51.10 AMFrom Newsmax

, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., weighed in on the escalating slaughter of Christians by terrorists and fundamentalist radicals such as the in the on Newsmax TV on Monday.

“This is genocide. This is the deliberate, organized effort to eliminate Christians from the land where they have been a part of the very fabric of the country since Jesus’s time. So I am often perplexed and certainly question why there’s so much reluctance, why there’s so much silence,” Wuerl told Newsmax Chief Political Correspondent John Gizzi on “Newsmax Prime.”

Wuerl — the former Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle and Bishop of Pittsburgh before being promoted to the cardinalate by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010 — is author of “Ways to Pray: Growing Closer to God,” published by Our Sunday Visitor.

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“In the last meeting I had with [President Barack Obama], we did talk about the care of people fleeing from this persecution and how internationally some response can be prepared. People are simply being driven out of their homeland. We talked about that.

“If I had another opportunity, I would like to raise again the question, this time not so much from the perspective of how do we help these people with material assistance right now, but how do we raise our voice in the international community?”

For more on this story and video go to: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Cardinal-Wuerl-christian-genocide-middle-east/2016/01/11/id/709063/#ixzz3x8k97NL0

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