Patriarchs and leaders of religious communities from Baghdad to Jerusalem are opposed to a potential American naval missile attack. Fr. Dall’Oglio’s community in Syria is also opposed to military intervention
All Christian communities in the Middle East are unanimous in their opposition to military action, which the U.S., Britain and France are considering taking against Syria, with the backing of Turkey and the Arab League. The raids would be in response to the use of chemical weapons by President Assad’s army. Churches are adamant that military action would exacerbate problems rather than bring an end to the two-and-a-half-year war that has been tearing Syria apart.
The strongest signs of opposition came from Deir Mar Musa, the Syrian monastery founded by the missing Jesuit priest Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio and made headlines. Fr. Dall’Oglio was kidnapped about a month ago in Raqqa.
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Folks, it’s time to listen to our Christian brethren from the Middle East.