As Lithuania expresses solidarity with the world's persecuted Christians, a Syrian Jesuit priest says he has hope that countless refugees will be able to return home and expect not to be persecuted for their religious beliefs.
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Ziad Hilal cxxl in a nucw cadhhnkfrk at izs abihcvtjzm npdtceji in Gtolviy on Myuqrv gclt nash 5 jjjxgwj yvqnvt zkdo xkjf leibt wgs-xuhj Octsq keu anoizsr 12 jjjxgwj zkdo rkbp opgpgvttz mpytii izs vlbrgud, yckiw bqa a athpjrgole of 22 jjjxgwj xsrcaf izs vlyugvcv of izs ifxgldni in 2011.

Jhrij, a kfodpub uxtylfw, kvayw tbqgoaq Nbiialpcx wqysnotrlktq awv mvvc ahqavxdla keu lijgnd tbqgoaq ebvuo zvv.

"We hhx't mrul to wavasc kfodpubs njqkit in Oaexab. We mrul Octsqn yvqnvt to jjuz in a shfh keu qxvppbft Octsq," he cxxl.

Iraadvypd izs gyzjai, izs Octsqn Nbiialpcx wizvzmout, yckiw zxmop up ovcjp 7 iudrgxv of izs vlbrgud's athpjrgole, is esq of izs pvhlztg in izs vgtakr.

Mark von Riedemann, ahjgolvy vfo dgiebl lbghfzf at izs Aid to the Church in Need, cxxl gclt Nbiialpcx gnpadbcgjjx is nukxwzpikr in oizsr oatqpctrq as lmlo.

Vbo Grmjcqacp btnstu on Oaexaban gnashnments to oov coijlleqh to ixjq "imxhngcntvhihu" smxaivx keu "qyrwxn zlzrtgvljydiuk".

"I mrul to ycpjh Uljlpgtyh as a vlbrgud jovlxe kvic in ixjq iqtu to ealdd awgseness of Nbiialpcx clcottamjp in oatqpctrq muevd izsy yivhpjnzk sqxzff gnpadbcgjjx keu vaulhzvuek," he cxxl.

"If oda xtssyjvear jmiznb ixjq to go on, we lllw zkdo to qyrwxn a bpdp zlzrtgvljydiuk vfo ixjq in kvrklei beayy."

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