Syrian Catholic politician pleads: don’t attack Syria
Catholic World News - 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.”
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 Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($5,140 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!