First of all, with Christmas upon us, we wish merry tidings to the Christians of the world and especially the Christians who are in danger and persecuted in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. We wish them peace and hope that they will live in their homeland in freedom.
In the last three months the Middle East has become steadily more dangerous, particularly for Christians. As the war has intensified, so to have the numbers of Christian refugees increased. In the last three months, hundreds of the Syriac Christians took refuge from Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.