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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers the keynote address at a solidarity dinner Oct. 25 during the annual In Defense of Christians Summit in Washington. (CNS /Catholic Standard/Jaclyn Lippelmann)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers the keynote address at a solidarity dinner Oct. 25 during the annual In Defense of Christians Summit in Washington. (CNS /Catholic Standard/Jaclyn Lippelmann)

“Vice President Mike Pence pledged that the U.S. government will provide direct aid to Christians in the Middle East, singling out the Knights of Columbus for ‘extraordinary work caring for the persecuted around the world.’

U.S. aid had previously been given to the United Nations for distribution in the troubled region. Speaking at the In Defense of Christians Fourth Annual Solidarity Dinner in Washington, Pence said that the aid had been ineffective in helping Christians who have suffered at the hands of ISIS and other terrorist groups.

‘While faith-based groups with proven track records and deep roots in these communities are more than willing to assist, the United Nations too often denies their funding requests,’ Pence said. ‘My friends, those days are over. This is the moment. This is the time. And America will support these people in their hour of need.’

The news was a milestone for the Knights of Columbus, which has led the effort to protect Christians amid a genocide in the Middle East.”

The preceding text is the introduction to a longer article featured on the KofC web site.  You can find the direct link to this feature article along with additional information about us at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights 9981.

 

Links Related to this week’s column:

Read Full Remarks by Vice President Pence

Read Supreme Knight Anderson’s Introduction of Vice President Pence

Read Statement of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson


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