Earlier this month His Beatitude Patriarch Mar Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Patriarch of the Syriac Catholics, visited the U.S.. The Patriarch has been a major voice in criticizing the horrific persecution of middle eastern Christians. It is his flock which has suffered the most persecution. He has visited them in much of the war torn areas. Unfortunately, His Beatitude's visit to the U.S. has been completely blacked out by the news media. The only news reference I could find was on the Patriarchy's own website. http://syr-cath.org/news/display/2276