Apostolic nuncios in the Middle East will be meeting at the Vatican October 2-4, Sismografo reports.
They will include the papal representatives of Jordan-Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel-Jerusalem-Palestine, Syria, Turkey as well as the representatives of the Holy See to the United Nations Organizations in New York and Geneva, and to the European Union.
The meeting will close on Sat. 4. Those also taking part include the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Sostituto, Archbishop Angelo Becciu, and the Secretary and Under-Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti and Msgr. Antoine Camilleri respectively.
Also present will be Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, and the heads of various dicasteries most directly involved: the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the Pontifical Councils for Interreligious Dialogue and Christian Unity, the Pontifical Councils for Justice and Peace, Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, and Cor Unum.
The participants will receive a greeting from Pope Francis on Thursday morning.
The meeting is being held as Christians and other religious minorities continue to face persecution in parts of the region.