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More help for Christian refugees urged

23 July 2015 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
 
A Jewish peer helping to rescue persecuted Christians from the Middle East has criticised European governments for failing to take action over the matter, writes Christopher Lamb. Lord Weidenfeld, co-founder of the publishing house Weidenfeld and Nicolson, is spearheading an initiative to find homes for 10,000 displaced Christians in Syria and Iraq. But speaking to The Tablet, he said he was “appalled” by how little some European states had done.  “European governments who call themselves Christians, they have done nothing for their brothers and sisters,” he said. “I don’t know why they should wait for me to come out and help people whose eyes are being cut out.”Aged 95 and still chairman of his publishing company, Lord Weiden­feld came t




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