Melkite Patriarch welcomes Obama's choice against military action
Catholic World News - September 11, 2013
The leader of the Melkite Catholic Church has welcomed the September 10 speech in which US President Barack Obama backed away from a threat of military action against Syria.
“A superpower is such if it is a power of peace,” Patriarch Gregory III Laham told the Fides news service. “The logic of violence is never the logic of wise people.”
Speaking from Damascus, the Melkite patriarch warned that an attack on Syria could endanger the stability of the entire Middle East. “And if a tree in a forest burns, the entire forest will burn,” he said.
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