Easter in the Arab World (Wonkistan)

Many Eastern Christians celebrated Easter (Pascha) yesterday, due to differences between the Gregorian and Julian calendars.

It has been an especially precarious Lent and Holy Week in many parts of the Arab world. On April 22, two bishops belonging to different Orthodox churches were abducted by armed rebels in Syria, leading to demands for their release from Pope Francis and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Their status remains unknown.

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