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Huff Post editor: 'Why doesn't the Left advocate for persecuted Christians?'


ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI

Source:
CNA
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
4/28/2015

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ABSTRACTHuff Post editor: 'Why doesn't the Left advocate for persecuted Christians?' :: Catholic News Agency (CNA) Editors Service About us Donate Italian Spanish Portuguese Loading News Headlines Vatican Americas Asia - Pacific US Europe Middle East - Africa Most Read Most Commented Archive Mandate Resources Abortion Advent Apologetics Benedict XVI Bible Cardinals Catechism Catholic Links Catholic Womanhood Church Fathers Holy Week Life & Family Liturgical Calendar Liturgy Mary Politics Pope Francis Prayers Sacraments Saints Virtue Tools Catholic Podcast RSS Feeds CNA TV CNA Audio Columns Bishops' Corner Book Reviews Cinemazlowski Fr. Robert Barron Guest Columnist In Good Company Led Into the Truth Live Greater Movie Reviews Russell Shaw The Dispute of the Humanum The New (& the Old) Evangelization The Way of Beauty Viewpoint Documents Pope Benedict XVI Pope John Paul II Pope Paul VI Pope John XXIII Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XI Pope Pius X Pope Leo XIII Vatican II Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Pontifical Council for the Family United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Cardinal James Francis Stafford Archbishop Charles J. Chaput Bishop Samuel J. Aquila Mama Needs Coffee CNA Blog Home » News » Europe Huff Post editor: 'Why doesn't the Left advocate for persecuted Christians?' Credit: Jason de Villa via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) (black and white added). Follow By Andrea Gagliarducci Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2015 / 12:08 am ( CNA/EWTN News ) .- Lucia Annunziata, a journalist who directs and edits the Italian edition of The Huffington Post, has accused the political left in Western nations of remaining silent before ongoing massacres of Christians, which she called the “most horrible of the crimes perpetrated against the weakest.” The self-proclaimed atheist also complained that young journalists are not proposing to The Huffington Post stories relating the situation of persecuted Christians. “I ask myself where is the Left, with a capital L, the social party wide as it is because of its history and principles, because it is outside of the cages of daily life, and loves itself because it is attached to its own sense of justice,” Annunziata wrote in an op-ed published earlier this month. This wide party, she continued, has remained silent “in front of the most terrible of crimes against the weakest … the massacres of Christians whose blood is shed in many parts of the world.” “Why have I not received any petition to sign, though I receive many of varied kinds? Why has no-one promoted, if not a public protest, a sit-in, or a meeting? I hear no slogans for persecuted Christians, nor do I get documents or petitions on the issue,” Annunziata complained. She lamented that “television is elsewhere, but that neither are young or ambitious journalists pushing The Huffington Post to give voice to these newly weak and helpless.” Noting the situation of the political left in Italy, Annunziata noted it has “taken up a huge number of causes,” listing women's issues, youth unemployment, gay marriage, institutional reform, internet freedoms, innovation, poverty, austerity, the Islamic State, war, and the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and Tunisia's Bardo Museum. However, she added, “with few excepti.......