With Christmas approaching, in this episode we reflect on Christian persecution in the Middle East, the historic cradle of Christianity and the birthplace of Jesus, and the very different challenges Christians face in the East versus the West.

Annika sits down with Father Benedict Kiely, a Catholic priest who has devoted his ministry to serving Christian communities in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.

More on Father Kiely: https://www.nasarean.org/father_ben.php

Nasarean, his non-profit to help Christians in the Middle East: https://www.nasarean.org/mission.php

The Chinese Communist Party’s re-translation of John:8: https://harpers.org/archive/2020/12/the-new-testament/

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