Prelates lament Western support for Syrian rebels
Catholic World News - July 25, 2013
Criticizing Western media coverage of the Syrian conflict, an Italian journalist writing for Catholic World Report has gathered together statements from several Church leaders in the Middle East lamenting support for the Syrian rebels.
Referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem said that “we religious leaders of the Middle East are all of the same opinion: I prefer an imperfect regime with a dictator to 80,000 dead and one and a half million refugees.”
Patriarch Fouad Twal continued, “To think that Europe, and above all France and the UK, would even like to send arms to the rebels, in order to help defeat Assad! Aren’t 80,000 dead enough?”
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