Cardinal Filoni Expected to Meet Eastern Patriarchs, US Bishops in American Capital
Rimini, (Zenit.org) Staff Reporter | 604 hits
The Pope's special envoy to Iraq is to meet the Eastern Patriarchs in Washington D.C. in the coming weeks, the Holy See's representative to the United Nations in Geneva has said.
"It will seek to involve the American bishops and so influence public opinion," Archbishop Tomasi said. "Other initiatives will be undertaken in Geneva."
Cardinal Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, returned last week after a seven day visit to the war-torn region of northern Iraq where many Christians and other religious minorities are being persecuted by Islamists.