At the end of December, the traditional meeting of Bishops and Patriarchs took place in Cairo, Egypt. Several topics concerning the situation of Christians in that country were discussed. They also, as do our brothers in the faith, sometimes suffer the persecution that currently hammers the Middle East. The Delegate General of the Discalced Carmelites for Egypt, Father Patrizio Sciadini, attended as president of the confederation of religious residing in that country. Let us pray for our brothers and sisters who continue proclaiming the Gospel in those lands.