Moved by Bartholomew
Did anyone else see 60 Minutes on Sunday? I was deeply moved by the segment on Bartholomew, the Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church (the part about the ancient churches of Cappadocia was incredible!). He has a lot of Pope John Paul likable personability about him, but eschews the pomp and circumstance in favor of a very down to earth and humble public persona. And hey, he has a bit of the Santa thing going on as well!
The purging of Christians from Muslim countires continues at a rapid pace, and the plight of Christians in Turkey is no different. Bartholomew spoke of feeling crucified, and that is certainly a reasonable comparison (though certainly not a literal one) of his plight and that of his church. After centuries of often tumultuous but often peaceful coexistence, the new breed of Islam continues to purify itself while infiltrating western countries, then complaining endlessly of discrimination. If anyone out there does not think this is a religious war that will not end soon, you are living in a rat hole. I won’t hold my breath waiting for CAIR to reach out to help Bartholomew.
Merry Chistmas to you and yours, Bartholomew. Stay safe.