USCCB Calls for Prayers and Action for Peace in Syria

As violence and military action in Syria again rises to the top of the news hour, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) calls for prayer over this war-stricken country, and action from international leaders to bring peace to its people. The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued the following statement this week:
 
"This past week has witnessed renewed military actions in Syria. It is estimated that over 100,000 people have already fled their homes in the past several days as a result. Unabated, such military actions will create further instability, violence, and hunger, exacerbating an already fragile humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and northern Iraq. The ancient Christians and other religious minorities who have called this region home for millennia are at-risk of being lost forever. I urge all regional and international actors in this complex conflict to renew themselves to peace over violence, and dialog over confrontation. And I invite all people of good will join me in beseeching our Lord, the Prince of Peace, for real solutions and stability and to prepare to meet the concrete needs of the new wave of refugees."

October 28, 2019 - 3:37pm
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