In the ancient Church of St. Simon the Tanner, Iraqi and Syrian families gathered together with Pope Francis to commemorate and memorialize the pain of persecution for those living in Iraq and Syria. As the conflict in the middle east only seems to grow more violent, the outcry from those who have escaped is for peace between their brothers and sisters.
The mesmerizing melody in the video below was captured in Tbilisi, Georgia on September 30th. Tbilisi has long been a refuge for those fleeing violence in the Middle East, and those that reside there now, have far from forgotten the plight of their people living in fear.
With 300 people squeezed into the small Chaldean Church of St. Simon the Tanner, Pope Francis joined representatives of the Middle Eastern community who have lived in Georgia for generations, and also several bishops who came from Iraq, Syria and throughout the Middle East to pray with the pope.
The beautiful aramaic rendition of Psalm 53 was performed by these Iraqi and Syrian families at the end of the day, in as an outcry for peace in the Middle East. The powerful moment brought Pope Francis to tears.
Check out this beautiful dedication in the video below.
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