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The Prince of Wales attends an Advent reception with Christians from the Middle East

17th December 2015

The Prince of Wales talks to Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Britain

The Prince of Wales talks to Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Britain

The Prince of Wales met members of Middle Eastern Christian denominations today during an Advent reception in London.

His Royal Highness spoke to people from the Iraqi Chaldean Catholic and Syriac Catholic community and heard choral pieces from the Chaldean Church's choir. The event was hosted by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.

The Prince also spent time with guests and representatives from charities including Aid to the Church in Need, Iraqi Christians in Need, Friends of the Holy Land and Jesuit Refugee Service. 

Cardinal Nichols thanked The Prince of Wales for his support and the event concluded with intercessory prayers for Christians and other minorities suffering persecution in the Middle East.