Syria: priest devotes himself to prayer, fasting where ‘hell is unleashing’
May 30, 2012
Two months after Christians fled al-Qusayr, a city of 30,000 in west-central Syria, a priest who prefers anonymity is devoting himself to constant prayer and fasting there for the sake of peace and reconciliation.
In a city where “hell is unleashing,” the priest says that he wants to be a “strong indication of nonviolence, a testimony of faith and love for the Syrian people.”
He adds that he wishes to “remind all men, who are fighting and killing, that the only source of hope is God: the God of life, the God of peace, the God of reconciliation, which makes us brothers and not enemies.”
- Prayer and Fasting in the hell of battle: the experience of a Catholic priest (Fides)
- Syria: Christians flee al-Qusayr (CWN, 4/3)
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Posted by: Justin8110 -
May. 30, 2012 8:00 PM ET USA
May his efforts at prayer and sacrifice bear abundant fruits, especially at opening the eyes of Muslims to the reality that "the God of life, peace and reconciliation" is the Triune God of Father, Son and Holy Ghost and not the cruel god spoken of in the koran that commands its adherents to humiliate and kill those who do not worship him.