Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Bishop warns: Western intervention in Syria could lead to ‘world war’

Catholic World News - August 27, 2013

A Chaldean Catholic bishop in Syria has warned that Western intervention could lead to a world war, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.

“If there is an armed intervention, that would mean, I believe, a world war,” said Bishop Antoine Audo, SJ. “That risk has returned.”

“We hope that the Pope's call for real dialogue between the warring parties to find a solution can be a first step to stop the fighting,” he added.

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 January expenses ($19,764 to go):
$35,000.00 $15,235.70
56% 44%
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!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 27, 2013 10:45 PM ET USA

    I don't believe that attacking Syria is a partisan issue as the bishop's comments have clearly shown. Even U.S. "experts" are divided on the wisdom of a Syrian attack and the consequences. An old saying, "You can't put the genie back in the bottle." Pray for peace.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Aug. 27, 2013 1:00 PM ET USA

    Obama's new war. I've seen him pictured with a faux Superman shirt on. Now I know why; it's that big "S" on the front side of the shirt: The Democrat Party, the Official Party of Sodomy, Suicide, Slaughter of the Innocent, and Strife.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23
Guess who thinks Pope Francis shouldn't give so many interviews? January 23
A rare “win” in the Venerable League: Laity 4, Priests and Religious 3 January 23
The Didache Bible Is Here January 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12