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Vatican spokesman: do not ‘forget or abandon’ Syria

Catholic World News - June 18, 2012

The director of the Holy See Press Office has devoted his weekly editorial to the conflict in Syria.

“A country that had been characterised by peaceful coexistence between various components of the Muslim world, and where even ecumenical relations between Christians of different confessions and rites, and interfaith relations between Christians and Muslims, have traditionally been peaceful – witness Pope John Paul II’s unforgettable visit in 2001 – has now descended into violence and chaos. Syria risks disintegration, and there appears to be no way out,” writes Father Federico Lombardi. “The apostolic delegate to Syria, Archbishop Mario Zenari, has described it as a ‘slow descent to hell.’”

“For believers it is a time for compassion and prayer. A time to help, as much as possible, those who are suffering. A time to call for and support initiatives of dialogue. It is a time for glimmers of hope. We must neither forget nor abandon Syria.”

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