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Statement from Gregorios III - Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church (Syria)

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posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 08:07 AM
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Stating that over half the world has made it clear that they want peace in Syria, and not war; Gregorios III quotes Ecclesiastes 3: 8 (a time for peace, a time for war), and states that this is a time to try to make peace. And he doesn't pull back his words on stating why he thinks Syria is in the position it's in. This is a quote from his statement. The entire statement at the link is well worth reading.

Appeal of H.B. Gregorios III
Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, President of the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria



That is why, as President of the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria, and as Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, I am adding my voice to all the statements made by most of my brother Eastern Patriarchs, several Episcopal Conferences, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and especially His Holiness Pope Francis and his representative at the United Nations in Geneva, when I state the categorical rejection by Syria’s Catholic Churches, including the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, in Arab countries and those of the expansion, of any foreign intervention in Syria and any attack or intervention of any sort whatsoever.


He doesn't pull his words on why he feels that Syria is now 'crossing the red line' ...


We wonder how we in Syria have managed to cross the “red line” and fallen into the danger of resorting to chemical weapons.

The answer is that for the last two and a half years, Eastern and Western countries have not stopped sending weapons, money, military experts, secret service agents and Salafist fundamentalist armed gangs of thugs and criminals, who have fallen on Syria like a destructive new flood, far more dangerous even than destructive chemical weapons, whose use on our Syrian soil we reject on any pretext whatever.




posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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The people that make the decisions (whomever they may be, wouldn't it be nice to know the truth of that) will not listen to him or the others.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 08:38 AM
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I thought that Gregorios III was direct and strong in his statement.
I wish that Washington would listen to these people who live over there.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 01:49 PM
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FlyersFan
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I thought that Gregorios III was direct and strong in his statement.
I wish that Washington would listen to these people who live over there.


oooohhh!

but syrian danny is much more credible
/sarc



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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These same Christian groups backed Assad's father when he cracked down on the population brutally too.
They have an historical track record of backing the tyranny because their very survival depends on it. That is why their outcries carry no weight with people that matter. They have had decades to leave Syria behind while it is ruled by tyranny but have meshed with the regime and have become a part of the problem. They are no better than a propaganda arm Assad can call on.




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