#ShortNews: Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East gather in Baghdad

“Youth, faith and vocational discernment” – hosted the 26th meeting of the Eastern Catholic Patriarchs, scheduled from 26 to 30 November at the patriarchal seat of Baghdad, and dedicated to young people as “a sign of hope in the Middle East”.

The program of the meeting also includes, a meeting of the Patriarchs with a large group of young Iraqi Christians, to be held in the Chaldean cathedral dedicated to Saint Joseph. The meeting – which ended with the publication of a final statement on the condition of Christian communities in the Middle East attended by Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, Melchite Patriarch Youssef Absi, Armenian Catholic Patriarch Krikor Bedros XX Ghabroyan, Bishop William Shomali (representing the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem) and Professor Souraya Bechealany, Secretary General of the Council of the Churches of the Middle East.

Read more: http://www.fides.org/en/news/65143-ASIA_IRAQ_Catholic_Patriarchs_in_Baghdad_to_meet_young_people_and_celebrate_martyrs

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