Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 15:08 pm
US Vice President Mike Pence's promises Wednesday of better aid for persecuted Christians and others in the Middle East has drawn praise from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus.
Pence addressed In Defense of Christians' annual Solidarity Dinner for Christians in the Middle East Oct. 25. The vice president said groups such as the Islamic State have singled out Christians for persecution. He noted that Christianity could disappear from some parts of the Middle East.
"Let me assure you tonight, President Trump and I see these crimes for what they are – vile acts of persecution animated by hatred for Christians and the Gospel of Christ," said Pence.
Pence said that President Donald Trump has told the State Department to stop funding "ineffective" U.N. relief efforts.