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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vatican Seeks Treaties to Help Persecuted Christians

Hotspots for Christian persecution include Middle Eastern, Asian and South American countries, according to a Vatican official, as well as the U.K. and the U.S. 

Church officials at the Vatican are seeking more treaties with governments worldwide to reduce the hostility Christians are experiencing in multiple countries and regions.

“Right now the Holy See is engaging in many different levels with world governments,” reported Father Cuong M. Pham, an official at the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, the department that oversees the Church’s laws.

“We have a growing tension between world governments and the Church because there’s a lot of misunderstanding, and some see the Church as a threat,” said Father Pham, who is from the Diocese of Brooklyn and currently resides in Rome.

Read more at The National Catholic Register >>

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