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Maronite bishops decry proposed division of Syria

November 10, 2015

The bishops of the Maronite Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, have spoken out against proposals to divide Syria’s territory along sectarian lines.

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Three of Syria’s 18 dioceses and other ecclesiastical jurisdictions are Maronite.

Citing the example of religious coexistence within Lebanon, the Maronite bishops said on November 5 that “the rumors about the possibility of a new map of Syria are not positive for the future of peace in the region,” according to a report from the Fides news agency.

 


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