Reflections: Suffering of Christians
elsewhere is our own
America's Catholics have been focused on protecting their right to religious freedom in the face of mounting threats. But that struggle should not keep us from joining our brothers and sisters around the world, where Christian identity can result in persecution. Pope Francis has called for attention and prayers for religious freedom. New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, suggests bishops can encourage intercession for the persecuted, and to help raise awareness among the faithful, using their columns, blogs, speeches and pastoral letters, and by encouraging pastors to preach on the subject and to facilitate study sessions and activist groups in their parishes.
—Catholic New York
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