October 12, 2017
The Hungarian government has called together key Christian leaders from the Middle East for a three-day conference in Budapest to discuss targeted assistance to persecuted Christians, in which leaders expressed their disappointment in President Trump’s failure to live up to campaign promises on their behalf.
In a variable “who’s who” of Christian pastors and prelates from the Middle East, primarily Syria and Iraq, Hungarian ministers, including Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, got an earful from bishops, archbishops and patriarchs, who recounted the dire situation of the dwindling Christian population in the Middle East. Christians run the real risk of becoming nothing more than a “museum piece,” according to Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, supreme head of the Syriac Orthodox Church.
Speaking on behalf of Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil showered praise on the Hungarian government for its effective assistance to Middle East Christians, while manifesting his disappointment with the Trump administration, a sentiment that was echoed throughout the conference.
Several of the Christian leaders suggested that President Trump had failed to honor his campaign promise to help and protect Christians in the Middle East victimized by jihadists, noting that despite the President’s encouraging words, no aid had been forthcoming.
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