Skip to comments.Maronite Prelate in Syria: Only Project We Have Is Building a Bigger Cemetery
Posted on 11/22/2013 6:54:57 PM PST by marshmallow
Archbishop Nassar Calls For Christian Solidarity, Ecumenical Collaboration as War Rages On
Christians in Damascus are clinging to hope despite the rising death toll in the ongoing conflict in Syria.
In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus pleaded for support and solidarity to Christians in Syria.
There has been war [in Syria] for three years, and it is destroying the whole country, he said. The people feel lost and without support.
As of now, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have released figures stating that 110,371 people have died in the conflict, many of them innocent civilians, including women and children. Archbishop Nassar told Aid to the Church in Need that the only project the Maronite Church has is to build a bigger cemetery.
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Not too long ago, maybe 10 years, Damascus was a safe and interesting place to visit. Among all of the Middle East cities, it was the most welcoming to Christians; in fact about one-fourth of it’s citizens were Christian and for the most part, they were’t getting suicide bombed.
I personally am furious with the idiots who are wrecking this wonderful, historic city and Aleppo and the rest of the country. And the rest of the Middle East. So many things I wanted to see there, so many places I wanted to go, so much I wanted to learn in my retirement years.
I’ll never get there. Just damn.
Maybe you will sooner than you think when Islam is defeated worldwide
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