Thursday, September 06, 2012

Exiled Jesuit priest still hopeful for Syria's future :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

The following excerpts are from CNA (Catholic News Agency):
  • Rome, Italy, Sep 6, 2012 / 01:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Italian Jesuit who was exiled from Syria after criticizing President Bashar al-Assad says he is still hopeful for the country’s future despite its descent into war.
  • “I see hope in the fact that the Syrian people are very attached to their country, very attached to the fact that they are a mosaic country. People want to keep that. They are committed to pluralism,” said Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio in an interview with CNA.
  • Fr. Dall'Oglio spent over 30 years in Syria as part of the Deir Mar Musa Monastic Community. Throughout that time he was a champion for interfaith dialogue in the majority-Muslim country, where Christians make up around 10 percent of the population. 
  • Since being exiled, he has watched in horror as fighting has spread throughout Syria.
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Exiled Jesuit priest still hopeful for Syria's future :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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