I hope that the Pope is paying attention to what the Orthodox Metropolitan of Mosul is saying:
Security and the rule of law are what Christians most need in Iraq, but it seems no one wishes to offer them, says Metropolitan Nicodemus Dauod Matti Sharaf, the Orthodox Syriac Archbishop of Mosul.
Speaking to the Register last month in Erbil, Metropolitan Nicodemus, who was the last bishop to leave Mosul when ISIS invaded the city in 2014, had strong words for the West: he said, citing an example, that the developed world places the welfare of frogs ahead of Christians, that the West needs to wake up to the threat of Islamism, and blamed past U.S. leaders and their allies for ruining his country. He likes President Trump, saying: “Let’s try the crazy one because we tried the normal one, and he destroyed our lives.”
The 40 year-old Orthodox prelate, who Britain banned in December despite being formally invited to meet Prince Charles, also shares his views on Islam and why he greatly values the example set by Hungary for the respect its leaders have shown for Christians.
Go here to read the rest. Christians in the East have a legitimate complaint that their concerns, not to mention their very lives, have very little weight with Christians in the West, and sadly the Pope is in that category. There may be no good solution for the hideous challenge of jihadism in the Middle East for Christians, other than mass evacuation to the West, but it is sickening to hear religious leaders in the West spout nonsense about Islam while Christians in the East are routinely martyred by followers of the Religion of Peace. May God help Christians in the East and may He forgive Christians in the West for their all too frequent pusillanimous indifference to the fate of their brothers and sisters in Christ in the East.