Saturday, January 07, 2017

Obama Sends Christmas Greetings To Orthodox Christians

January 7 is Christmas in the Orthodox Christian calendar. Yesterday President Obama issued a statement (full text) wishing Orthodox Christians a joyful holiday. The statement said in part:
As worship services take place in churches across the nation and around the world, we reaffirm our commitment to protect the universal and inalienable right of all people to practice their faith and stand in solidarity with communities and congregations that have been persecuted and subjected to violent attacks.