Archbishop testifies on Capitol Hill about ‘flagrant’ Christian persecution in Middle East

Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land
(Fox) The message is a disturbing one but the chance to deliver it was a good one.  Fox News reports that in a rare appearance on Capitol Hill by a Vatican representative, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt testified Tuesday before a House subcommittee on the “flagrant and widespread persecution” of Christians in the Middle East.

“No Christian is exempt, whether or not he or she is Arab,” Chullikatt said.