Christian Mercy in Times of Persecution
Genocide and persecution is happening in the Middle East and Africa! Our Christian brothers and sisters are being persecuted and killed because they believe in Christ!
This binational conference had the following objectives:
- Learn about what is happening
- Pray for our brothers and sisters that are being persecuted
- Join with other Christian denominations to denounce these terrible acts
The conference took place on November 4th in Ciudad Juarez and on November 5th in El Paso.
The Conference took Place at the Plaza Theatre on November 5, 2016.
How can I help?
1) Pray; 2) Spread the Word; 3) Donate.
Here are some organizations:
caritas.org, churchinneed.org, kofc.org, samaritanspurse.org, indefenseofchristians.org
Bishop Yousif Habash
Born in Iraq, Barnaba Yousif Behnam Habash was ordained priest in August of 1975 by the Archeparchy of Mosul. In 1994 he was assigned to the Syriac Catholic Mission of North America in Newark, New Jersey. In 2010 he is appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the second eparch of the Syrian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark and later consecrated Bishop on July 11th by his predecessor Ephrem Joseph Younan, who had been elected Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syrians
Sister Maria de Guadalupe
Sister Maria de Guadalupe Rodrigo joined the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word when she was 18 in Argentina. Knowing she would be sent anyplace on earth on mission, she was offered the Middle East. After several years of ministry in the Holy Land and Egypt, and with her health deteriorating due to exhaustion, her superiors suggested a tranquil place to recover. In 2011 she chose to serve in Aleppo, Syria, where later that year the war broke out.