Coptic Catholic Church: military intervention in Middle East cannot be justified
Catholic World News - September 03, 2013
An official of the Coptic Catholic Patriarchate in Egypt has told the Fides news agency that “no one can justify military intervention in the Middle East under the pretext of defending the Christians. This is now valid in Syria.”
“Even in the dramatic moment experienced by Egypt, the exploitation of those asking the international community to intervene under the guise of protecting the Christians affected by the sectarian fanaticism must be rejected,” added Father Hani Bakhoum, the patriarchate’s secretary. “As Pope Francis said, it will never be an armed intervention to open the path to true peace. War calls war, blood calls blood. Every action of that kind does nothing but worsen the situation.”
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 ($124,046 to go):
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!