Down to the Wire: Just $6,477 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Prelate pleads: don’t send weapons to Syria

Catholic World News - October 04, 2012

The Greek Orthodox archbishop of Homs, who has fled to Aleppo, is pleading with Western nations not to arm either side of the Syrian conflict. “I took refuge here after the offensive on Homs,” said Archbishop George Tauma Abu Zakhem. “”I left a city in flames and now I’m again in a city in flames. You need to refer my appeal to the West and world: stop sending weapons to Syria! They are destroying a beautiful country, cradle of civilization and ancient traditions, in addition to killing thousands of innocent people.” “Some are sending weapons to one side or the other, without anyone saying anything,” he added. “They destroyed a pearl of beauty that attracted millions of visitors from around the world. They pillaged, devastated and killed innocent people, and all this without anyone lifting a finger to stop this senseless madness. Disgrace has fallen on this poor nation.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($56,145 to go):
$150,000.00 $93,855.13
37% 63%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy 13 hours ago
Getting Marriage Right November 25
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25