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Syria: nuncio welcomes humanitarian initiative

Catholic World News - March 19, 2012

The apostolic nuncio in Syria has welcomed the news that the Syrian government, United Nations, and Islamic Organization for Economic Cooperation will be conducting a joint humanitarian mission in Syria.

“With regards to the exodus of refugees, which continues towards Lebanon and Turkey, the exodus worries all of us in Syria,” said Archbishop Mario Zenari. “The forced exit from one’s homeland, in these conditions of suffering, moves to compassion: we suffer along with them. They are poor families who leave their life, home, loved ones in a hurry, and head towards an unknown precarious future.”

“Overall, people are suffering and tired with the long conflict,” he added. “Yesterday marked 12 months and was a moment of sad and painful reflection, in this spring which is late on arriving, while people's hopes fade.”

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