Religion: Assyrian Patriarch

The first Patriarch in history to visit the U. S. docked in Manhattan last week, settled at the Gramercy Park Hotel. His Beatitude Eshai Mar Shimun, 119th Patriarch of Assyria and head of the Church of the East (which Westerners know as the Nestorian Church), had come to see his 70,000 fellow countrymen in the U. S., do something if possible for his persecuted brethren elsewhere. The Assyrian Christians have had a long record of persecution. They have been a minority in the mountains of Kurdistan and the plains of Syria and Iraq since...

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