Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

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!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,193 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,806.73
41% 59%
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.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal 0 hours ago
The Mystery of Music, Part II 5 hours ago
Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18