Nearly 200 people gathered with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, and other faith leaders at an Oct. 24 ecumenical prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington to pray for Christians in the Middle East.

The prayer service was held as part of the Oct. 24-26 In Defense of Christians Summit in Washington. The summit featured religious and civil leaders working to protect Christians and preserve Christianity in the countries of the Holy Land and to promote religious liberty throughout the Middle East.

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