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Pope’s letter to Assad sparks controversy, debate in Syria

July 25, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a message that Cardinal Peter Turkson delivered to the Syrian president on July 22.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jul. 27, 2019 11:13 PM ET USA

    Pope Francis in the cited articles seems not to take into consideration the concerns and pleas of the region's Catholic and Orthodox Christian leadership who have for years been very appreciative of President Assad's leadership and overriding concern for the Christians of Syria. These prelates have repeatedly urged belligerent external manipulators, such as the previous U.S. Administration and the current misled Administration, to cease supporting the forces of darkness and terror in the country