The percentage of Christians as part of the total Middle Eastern population fell from 20 percent at the start of the 20th century to just 5 percent now, she said.
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Pope Francis exemplified "the brilliance of the Jesuits," said Rep. Eshoo, "in this intellect that he has, that he would have taken Lincoln, King, Day, and Merton and woven the thread of each and what they represented to our country."
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