Mediterranean summit to highlight threats to Christian survival in Middle East

ROME – When some 50 bishops and patriarchs from different Catholic churches throughout the Mediterranean gather in Bari this month to discuss the dire situation many Middle Eastern countries face, the survival of Christianity in the region will be front and center.


For many church leaders, the fate of Christians in the Middle East, including dwindling numbers and ongoing threats, will be among the most urgent topics put forward during the gathering, which will be held in Bari...