The world wants to ignore how Catholics are being persecuted because they belong to the One True Church.
**Obama Admin. Denies Visa to Nun Pleading For Persecuted Iraqi Christians – Will Media Cover? **
The Hudson Institute’s Nina Shea spotlighted the plight of a Catholic sister, who was denied entry to the U.S. by the Obama administration, in a Thursday item for National Review. She noted how “every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington,” except for Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena.
… The reason given in the denial letter, a copy of which I have obtained, is:
You were not able to demonstrate that your intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the visa. She told me in a phone conversation that, to her face, consular officer Christopher Patch told her she was denied because she is an "IDP" or Internally Displaced Person. "That really hurt," she said. Essentially, the State Department was calling her a deceiver. The State Department officials made the determination that the Catholic nun could be falsely asserting that she intends to visit Washington when secretly she could be intending to stay. That would constitute illegal immigration, and that, of course, is strictly forbidden. Once here, she could also be at risk for claiming political asylum, and the U.S. seems determined to deny ISIS's Christian victims that status. …
She also submitted an invitation from her sponsors, two highly respected Washington-area institutions, the Institute for Global Engagement and former congressman Frank Wolf’s (R., Va.) 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. For good measure, she also had a letter of endorsement for her visit from Representative Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.).
...Sister Diana had a distinguished academic career … fled for their lives from ISIS during the second week of August. Since then, the 30-something religious woman has served as a spokesperson for this community, as well as for the over 100,000 other Christians driven into Kurdistan under the ISIS "convert or die" policy.... we viewed her as a critical voice to awaken the church in the West to the suffering of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq."
It should be pointed out that as the State Department is denying Sister Diana’s request to travel to the U.S., they now have a “special envoy for the human rights of LGBT persons” – …
One wonders if any of the major news media outlets will pick up on the story of Sister Diana. Just over a month ago, on 60 Minutes, CBS’s Lara Logan refreshingly brought new attention to ISIS’s genocidal campaign against the ancient Christian communities in Iraq. But since then, there has been scant coverage of the Islamic extremist group’s persecution of the religious minority.
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Huff Post editor: 'Why doesn’t the Left advocate for persecuted Christians?'
Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2015 / 12:08 am(CNA/EWTN News).- Lucia Annunziata, a journalist who directs and edits the Italian edition of The Huffington Post, has accused the political left in Western nations of remaining silent before ongoing massacres of Christians, which she called the “most horrible of the crimes perpetrated against the weakest.”
The self-proclaimed atheist also complained that young journalists are not proposing to The Huffington Post stories relating the situation of persecuted Christians.
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