Lifting Up the Church

Supporting Christians

Archbishop Allen Vigneron urges prayers and support for Christians and others in the Middle East who are subject to violence because of their faith. The Archdiocese of Detroit acutely feels the impact of religious persecution in Iraq and the Middle East because of its close ties with our large local Chaldean population in the Southfield-based Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle. Because of the relationship between the archdiocese and the Chaldean Eparchy, Archbishop Vigneron was one of three Roman Catholic archbishops in North America to participate in the 2010 Vatican Synod of Bishops in the Middle East.