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Middle Eastern Church Leaders Highlight Christians’ Plight

Patriarchs of Eastern Rite churches met with President Barack Obama on Thursday at the close of a summit that drew attention to attacks against Christians in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. For the first time, leaders of major Maronite, Coptic, Armenian and Melkite denominations came together in Washington for what was billed as the inaugural summit of In Defense of Christians, a Middle Eastern group. The leaders of churches, who have quarreled in the past over theology...

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