from ONE

by Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D.
(From ONE March 2012)
Religious minorities in the Middle East

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Nuncio to Syria on the Violence in Homs
Catholic News Service (10 February 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some priests have decided to stay in battle-scarred Homs, Syria, even as government forces intensified their strikes against the heart of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, said the Vatican’s nuncio to Syria.

Pope Calls for Dialogue in Syria
Catholic News Service (14 February 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As a sectarian conflict in Syria intensified, Pope Benedict XVI called on all Syrians to begin a process of dialogue and reminded the government of its duty to recognize its citizens’ legitimate demands.

Save Syria, Urges Melkite Patriarch of Damascus
Catholic News Service (23 May 2012)
Syria’s 2.5 million Christians are being pushed into an exodus from the country out of fear of chaos and crime, said Melkite Patriarch Gregoire III Laham of Damascus.

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