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President Obama's Pledge to Persecuted Christians

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For Ash Wednesday, President Obama pledged he would spend the Lenten season focusing on Christian persecution around the world. (Reuters photo)

Christians who see the persecution of their brothers and sisters around the world, as well as close to home, now have reason to ask President Obama what he will do to address the issue.

Last week, in an Ash Wednesday Address, Obama said:

"Today, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in marking Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of reflection, repentance and renewal, a time to rededicate ourselves to God and one another. We remember the sacrifice and suffering of Jesus Christ. We pray for all those who suffer, including those Christians who are subjected to unspeakable violence and persecution for their faith. And we join millions here at home and around the world in giving thanks for this sacred and solemn season that guides us toward the Easter celebration."

He did not elaborate beyond the statement above. But in pledging to focus on persecution, it certainly opens the door to ask what he will do to prevent it in the future.


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