Syrian Catholic bishop urges Obama not to attack his nation
Catholic World News - September 11, 2013
Lamenting “the torments of war, the destruction and lack of everything,” a Syrian Catholic prelate has written to President Barack Obama and urged him not to attack Syria.
Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo Hassaké-Nisibi expressed doubts about whether the Assad regime has used chemical weapons and said that an American attack would bring “massacres, destruction and more suffering,” the Fides news agency reported.
“I write to him whose name resonates the term baraka, that is, blessing,” the prelate added. “Blessing for your great nation, peace as the fruit of blessings for my people. These are my desires. They are now in the hands of a [winner of the] Nobel Prize for Peace.”
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