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Arab bishops decry violence in Syria

Catholic World News - August 30, 2012

Decrying the conflict in Syria, the Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions is expressing its “closeness and solidarity” in a message to the apostolic vicar of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.

“Thousands of people are victims of fratricidal violence, tens of thousands of refugees leave their country, millions of people live in poverty in the present situation and the uncertainty of the future,” the bishops noted. “We, the Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions, strongly condemn the escalating violence in Syria, which terribly affects Christians, ecclesial structures of your Apostolic Vicariate, Catholic dioceses and other Christian churches.”

“We express our closeness and solidarity with you and all who serve with you – the priests, men and women religious and the faithful,” the bishops added. “We assure the clergy and the faithful that we are in union through intercessory prayers, that the Lord enlighten the minds and open the hearts of the international community to find the path of dialogue between government of Syria and the opposition in Damascus.”

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