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Exiled priest warns: Syria's religious pluralism is in danger

August 24, 2012

The Italian Jesuit priest who was expelled from Syria in June describes himself as the “chaplain of the revolution” and insists that the country’s people have the right to fight against an unjust regime. But he warns that Syria’s tradition of religious pluralism is now in jeopardy.

Father Paolo Dall’Oglio—who is now in Rome, briefing Vatican officials on the crisis in Syria—blames international leaders for “irresponsibility” in their policies regarding the uprising there. The emergence of an Islamic regime, he warns, could bring disaster for the Christian minority and the end to centuries of peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims.


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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 26, 2012 11:36 AM ET USA

    One can see this coming, just look at what the Copts are going through in Eqypt. One can see what the European countries are beginning to encounter as Islam makes inroads there. In the United States, one can make the same surmises because we have leaders who are more than willing to accomodate Islam while they do their best to dismantle Christianity.