European Syriac Union participates in founding anniversary event of Christian Committee of the East

BRUSSELS — The Christian Committee of the East in Belgium celebrated 10th anniversary of its founding, at the Syriac Maronite Church of St. Charbel in Brussels.

Politicians, MPs and representatives of institutions, including Co-Chair of the European Syriac Union (ESU) Fehmi Vergili participated in the event.

Vergili delivered a speech during which he spoke about the situation of Syriac people in Syria and Iraq, stressing the need to provide political assistance with humanitarian aid.

Vergili also stressed the need to help Christians, amid such dire conditions in the Middle East, to be able to stay in their historical homeland of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia).

The Committee was founded by Syriacs (Arameans-Chaldeans-Assyrians), Copts and others in 2015, following the terrorist attacks against the Christians by the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Middle East.

It is currently headed by the Catholic archbishop Tommy Schneider.

It defends the rights of Christians and conveys the voices of those who have been subjected to ISIS violations.

The Committee has provided assistance to Christians in both Iraq and Syria.