Msgr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore says, “Christians in Iraq and Syria are being massacred, raped, killed and tortured. We, as members of the Christian community, must raise our voice and ask the Indian government to take a firm stand in support of our brothers and sisters of faith in these countries.”
His diocese has organized various extensive initiatives to raise awareness about the plight of Christians in the Middle East specially Iraq and Syria. The diocese also managed to generate aid for the persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
He goes on to say that, “The Government of India can have a significant influence on the situation in the Middle East, given that many of our citizens work there, contributing to those countries.”