Coptic Catholic Church: military intervention in Middle East cannot be justified
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.”
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