|At the press conference, His Beatitude John X Yazigi, Patriarch of Antioch and All of The East, with His Beatitude Moran Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rai, Patriach of Antioch, and head of the Maronite Church|
October 24-25--Washington, DC--Each year In Defense of Christians gathers religious leaders from around the world to advocate for the safety of the Christian minorities in the Middle East. They have a press conference at the National Press Club, Ecumenical Prayer, Policy Symposiums, and lobbying effort on Capitol Hill. Throughout the Middle East, there is a genocide happening, people are being persecuted because of their religious belief. View the issues on the IDC Website.
|His Excellency Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Ecumenical Prayer Service at St. Matthew's Cathedral|
|The Vice President speaking to the IDC Solidarity Dinner|
|Lobby photo #1, Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart with Representative Joe Kennedy|
|Lobby photo #2, Mother Olga with two Representative in the tunnel.|
|Lobby photo #3, Mother Olga with Representative Barbara Comstock.|
Everyone stops for Mother Olga, she is a powerful lobbyist.
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Photos made with a Nikon D850 with the 24-120mm lens. Mostly shot in low light, and high ISO.