Obama to Signal Solidarity With Middle Eastern Christians

March 15, 2013 1:27 am 0 comments

A Coptic Christian church, the St. Bishoy Monastery, located between Cairo and Alexandria. An Egyptian court has sentenced to death seven Coptic Christians for participating in the making of the film “Innocence of Muslims." Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – When he visits the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem next week, US President Barack Obama will be looking to signal solidarity with the Middle East’s Christian communities, the White House said on Thursday.

Many of the region’s Christian populations are embattled minorities, and Obama’s trip to the church, believed by many to be the site of Jesus’ birth, is intended as a message to the region’s oft-persecuted Christian minority.

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