The head of the Syriac Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, said that 80% of the members of his flock now live outside their homeland.
“The problem is convincing our flock to be patient and return home,”
said Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan.
“It is very hard to convince
our young generations to return … It’s not easy to convince our people
to live up to their Christian vocation in those very horrendous
situations they experience.”