Vatican steering cautious policy line on Syria
Catholic World News - July 27, 2012
John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter writes that as Pope Benedict XVI prepares for a visit to Lebanon, the Vatican is carefully avoiding diplomatic entanglements in Syria’s escalating conflict.
Church officials in Syria have consistently called for negotiations to end the conflict, and the Vatican has frowned on the involvement of outside powers. Supporters of the rebels have charged that Church leaders are tacitly supporting a despotic regime. But the Holy See, while critical of the government’s human-rights violations and supportive of democratic change, does not wish to be seen as allied with either the Assad regime or the rebel forces.
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