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Conversion of hundreds of Lebanese Muslims prompts a warning from priest

Father Majdi Alawi

The Daily Catch - published on 08/17/16

Aleteia’s Arabic edition is reporting that Father Majdi Alawi, who was himself raised a Muslim before converting to Christianity and becoming a priest, is urging caution about publishing images of newly baptized Lebanese.

After photos of a Qatari family accepting the sacrament of Baptism in the Church were secretly smuggled out and revealed, Father Majdi called our Arabic editorial team, asking to publish a statement urging the faithful not to publish pictures or names of Muslims converting to Christianity, for fear of their lives. His statement comes on the heels of Lebanese journalist Mahassen Haddara’s bold remarks praising Pope Francis and promising to work for peace between peoples.

Majdi Alawi, known in Lebanon as “the living saint,” feeds the hungry, helps thousands of poor and traveled many times to Rome to help the homeless of its streets.

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