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Statement on violence in Syria

31/07/2012 4:25 pm

Map of Syria and Lebanon

Bishop Declan Lang has made a statement on violence in Syria.

“Over the past sixteen months, the people of Syria - whether in Aleppo or in many other parts of this historical country - are suffering from the awful violence that is being inflicted upon them on a daily basis.

“My thoughts are with each and every one of them as they struggle with great courage and fortitude for their dignity and basic freedoms. I pray today that they will succeed in building up a society of equal citizens in which all Syrians of all backgrounds will enjoy a future marked with reconciliation and plurality and where they will rid themselves from all forms of sectarianism.” 

+Declan Lang
Bishop of Clifton and Chairman of the International Affairs Dept of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales