Syrian bishop mourns ‘devastated’ city
Catholic World News - October 18, 2012
Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, Syria, described the city as “devastated—much of it in ruins” in an address to the British Parliament.
The Chaldean Catholic bishop said that he has decided to remain in Aleppo, to encourage the remaining faithful there, despite the dangers caused by a raging civil war. He said that he did even not travel to Lebanon to meet Pope Benedict, because “the people will feel alone.”
Syria today could “go the way of Iraq,” Bishop Audo warned. That result would be “a catastrophe,” he said, especially in light of the long history of Christianity in Syria, tracing back to the missionary voyages of St. Paul.
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