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Syrian Catholic politician pleads: don’t attack Syria

September 06, 2013

Maria Saadeh, a Catholic member of the Syrian parliament, called upon the United States “not to promote a military action, because it is illegal and the whole world recognizes it.”

“All Syrians, Christians and non-Christians, hope that prayer and fasting serve to stop violence, violations of human dignity, announced military attacks,” she said in reference to Pope Francis’s announcement of a day of prayer and fasting for Syria on September 7.

“A future of peace in Syria is not just the responsibility of Syria but also of the international community and Europe,” she added. “The Holy See knows our culture well and can support our efforts for peace, to stop violence. We need to ask all countries to stop violence and war.”


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