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Patriarchs, Human Rights Activists to Hold Press Conference to Open In Defense of Christians Summit

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Joseph Cella, In Defense of Christians, 703-286-9677

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Several speakers and other supporters will speak at the opening press conference for the In Defense of Christians Summit for Middle East Christians.  Among the speakers are His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; His Eminence, Leonardo Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, His Eminence, Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Cardinal Raï Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, His Excellency Ibrahim Ibrahim, Bishop Emeritus of Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Nermein Riad, Executive Director, Coptic Orphans and Nina Shea, Director, Center for Religious Freedom Hudson Institute.

    Press Conference Details:

    When:
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Where:
    National Press Club
    529 14th Street, N.W. 
    Washington, D.C. 20045

For media credentials, please contact Rachael Stebbins at rachael@indefenseofchristians.org.

To schedule interviews, please contact Drew Bowling at 301-455-1811 or at drew@indefenseofchristians.org.

In Defense of Christians (IDC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the preservation and protection of Christians in the Middle East.

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