France Offers Asylum to Mosul's Christians
Teresa Neumann : Jul 29, 2014
Staff – BBC
Officials say "France is revolted" by the persecution and displacement of Christians in Iraq and are prepared to provide "exceptional humanitarian aid" to those who seek help.
(Paris, France)—French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve have issued a public statement offering asylum to Iraqi Christians driven out of their homes by ISIS. (Photo via Anglicans Ablaze)
The two French leaders were quoted by the AP as saying "France is revolted" by the persecution and displacement of Christians in Iraq and is prepared to provide "exceptional humanitarian aid" to help.
As reported in Thomson/Reuters, the ministers also said, "We are providing aid to displaced people fleeing from the threats of [an] Islamic State and have sought refuge in Kurdistan. We are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil." (Photo via BBC News)
France 24 reported that two top French Catholic priests—Lyon Archbishop Philippe Barbarin and Bishop Michael Dubost of Evry—would travel to Mosul this week in a sign of support.
Amidst the demonstrations and riots of pro-Palestinians in the nation's capitol last weekend, France’s National Front party organized a rally in Paris in support of Iraqi Christians.