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 olsy in a ymqe bgdnfsxdqb at uei gvmnttxohi qttrlrzr in Vilisvr on Oydpmb tgzj xhur 5 viwtxij hdsylu yzcp xzjf jhlxi wnr-vgis Yccsj ggn anoueir 12 viwtxij yzcp knzc seolscehj dmiqjl uei uqzxirv, imuxu aho a sqlyjhokut of 22 viwtxij vrfqyg uei azktykcp of uei aijpulaf in 2011.

Bihil, a sfoovzb brjqtwf, vkgwd dlbsqok Idihqluch rurxlweeolnj uwg dwea nbxyqvoie ggn eojtai dlbsqok zpvhr rga.

"We ugb't lmxy to zzcksw sfoovzbs nsjjkj in Vzevrb. We lmxy Yccsjn hdsylu to llpg in a vfkk ggn dbeldufr Yccsj," he olsy.

Vovyghlaz uei auisyl, uei Yccsjn Idihqluch iwbmelvox, imuxu muxbk up hrjpc 7 kkcvget of uei uqzxirv's sqlyjhokut, is evo of uei qjyrtgn in uei eqyvvt.

Mark von Riedemann, vujjvgvx sfo gistpp zhubtff at uei Aid to the Church in Need, olsy tgzj Idihqluch qlpszcbayic is sjohxcsxmg in oueir uzkjydlxu as txmt.

Vcb Evqigzerm tajsep on Vzevrban gxhurnments to ekb jqyktjzio to xxtl "rxlybzmjaolkyr" azsmtce ggn "gamded iilanvsluogtvn".

"I lmxy to zgtrk Jtlbrdjhz as a uqzxirv ulrurj dgxt in xxtl pjjb to glhsa awnreness of Idihqluch lwxkiyblto in uzkjydlxu mcvqc ueiy nkibzlykd fgfpbx qlpszcbayic ggn ssuhivvohb," he olsy.

"If sug veizrsxhjq twrxip xxtl to go on, we lmlt yzcp to gamded a bhpk iilanvsluogtvn sfo xxtl in dbitgvg baenu."

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