SYRIA – “The desolation of Homs and the war of information “: the words of a greek-catholic Bishop

Damascus (Agenzia Fides) – “Peace in Syria could be saved if everyone told the truth. After a year of conflict, the reality on the ground is far from the picture that imposes disinformation in Western media”: says a testimony sent to Fides Agency by the French Bishop Philip Tournyol Clos, a greek-Catholic Melkite Archimandrite, who recently visited Syria, by traveling to different cities, like Damascus, Aleppo and Homs. 

In Homs, called the “martyred city”, “opposition forces have occupied two areas, Diwan Al Bustan and Hamidieh, where there are all the churches and bishoprics,” the Archimandrite told Fides. “The picture for us – he continues – is utter desolation: the church of Mar Elian is half destroyed and that of Our Lady of Peace is still occupied by the rebels. Christian homes are severely damaged due to the fighting and completely emptied of their inhabitants, who fled without taking anything. The area of Hamidieh is still shelter to armed groups independent of each other, heavily armed and bankrolled by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. All Christians (138,000) have fled to Damascus and Lebanon, while others took refuge in the surrounding countryside.

A priest was killed and another was wounded by three bullets. Still a couple live there, but the five bishops have had to take refuge in Damascus and Lebanon. “The Christian leader continues: “In the capital car bombs and assassinations on behalf of Islamist suicide bombers, drawn by the desire of heaven, that cradle the dream of the end of the Alawite regime are feared. Currently the country, through the bloody work of adventurers who are not Syrian is trying to be destabilized. The former French ambassador, Eric Chevallier, reported this information, which was always rejected, while many details remain to be forged to keep the war against Syria,” denounced the Bishop to Fides.

In Damascus in recent weeks, there were terrible attacks that ended with a toll: of 130 deaths (including 34 Christians), 400 injured and many houses damaged. “The consternation was general, indescribable pain,” notes the Archimandrite, recalling that “the Syrians are simple and playful people.” As far as Christians are concerned the Bishop says: “Christians live in peace, sharing the sufferings of all, but they are ready to admit that they have never felt so free in the past and to remember the full recognition of their rights, given to them by this government.” Mgr. Philip Tournyol Clos says the key to Syrian Christian and Muslim leaders, who say: “The enemies of Syria have enlisted some of the Muslim Brotherhood in order to destroy the brotherly relations that traditionally existed between Muslims and Christians: Yet, to date,they are not able to: they have provoked a contrary reaction and the two communities are more united than before.”

The Syrian soldiers in fact, continue to face foreign fighters, mercenaries Libyans, Lebanese militants from the Gulf, Afghans, Turks. “The Sunni Salafist militants – says the Bishop – continue to commit crimes against civilians, or to recruit fighters with force. The fanatical Sunni extremists are fighting a holy war proudly, especially against the Alawites. When terrorists seek to control the religious identity of a suspect, they ask him to cite the genealogies dating back to Moses. And they ask to recite a prayer that the Alawites removed. The Alawites have no chance to get out alive.” (PA) (Agenzia Fides 04/06/2012)


18 thoughts on “Christians”

  1. Christian said:

    how can europeans joins NDF?


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  3. thugerism and gangster behavior said:

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:58 AM
    Terrorist group wants gold to protect Syria Christians A Syrian terrorist group has demanded that Christians in a Syrian city it controls pay a gold levy, and curb displays of their faith in return for protection. The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) said that it would ensure Christians’ safety in exchange for the levy and their adherence to restrictions on their faith, Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday.
    ISIL’s directive to Christians in the eastern city of Raqqa is the latest evidence of the group’s ambition to establish a state in Syria, a prospect that concerns Western and Arab backers of other terrorist groups active in the war-torn country.
    It said Christians must not make renovations to churches or other religious buildings, display religious insignia outside of churches, ring church bells or pray in public.
    The statement published online demanded every Christian man pay a tax of up to 17g of gold, a levy that was common in Arab states centuries ago.
    The directive also bans Christians from owning weapons and from selling pork or wine or drinking wine in public.


  4. Money For People NOT Jewish Bankers said:


  5. ‘ Front Cypriot Students ‘
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    February 11, 2014
    Andrew Pantelides, Vice


  6. Nurrumbunguttias said:

    The Equinox in Aboriginal Victoria
    John Morieson, 21 September 2010. The equinox occurred on 22 September.


  7. Lightning in Rio chips Christ the Redeemer’s middle finger said:

    The famous statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged by a bolt of lightning. The middle finger on the right hand of the 38-meter-tall statue atop Corcovado Mountain was hit during a storm on Thursday night. Father Omar Raposo, of the Archdiocese of Rio which manages the iconic Brazilian statue, told local media that repairs will be carried out soon, reports AP on Saturday. The church has a supply of the same stone that was originally used to build the monument, erected in October 1931. In 2010, the statue underwent a $4 million restoration.


  8. Jack Napier said:

    The laws of physics are no different in our solar system than they are throughout the cosmos.

    Considering how young our civiliazation is it would be a statistical anomaly if the environment that lead to the creation of life on our planet did not occur elsewhere, and would also be a statistical anomaly if it did not occur elsewhere long before we were here. It is unrealistic to think that if there were others out there that they would not find our radio signals with precise coordinates of our planet in relation to a cosmological map of the pulsars which each have their own unique signature.

    As a firm believer in Jesus Christ I will be the first to say that science and religion need not be at odds with each other. It is the psyop program that wishes to turn people away from our creator and keep us from realizing that they have no power over us, because we have already won victory over death.

    Anyone who truly understands the science of DNA and switch genes will realize that it is a programming language, and that we are a product of intelligent design. Any other beings in the universe are a product of the same, and by no means should be worshipped as greater than us.


  9. Boudica Veritas said:

    British Soldier slams fighting for Queen and country.

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  10. The Empress Theodora said:

    “…I come to you, with My messages for the World: for the truth to be spread; for life to be given where there is death; for prophesies to be proclaimed; for revelation upon revelations to be explained.”


    • Miss Kairos said:

      “Chronos is clocks, deadlines, watches, calendars, agendas, planners, schedules, beepers. Chronos is time at her worst. Chronos keeps track. …Chronos is the world’s time. Kairos is transcendence, infinity, reverence, joy, passion, love, the Sacred. Kairos is intimacy with the Real. Kairos is time at her best. …Kairos is Spirit’s time. We exist in chronos. We long for kairos. That’s our duality. Chronos requires speed so that it won’t be wasted. Kairos requires space so that it might be savored. We do in chronos. In kairos we’re allowed to be … It takes only a moment to cross over from chronos into kairos, but it does take a moment. All that kairos asks is our willingness to stop running long enough to hear the music of the spheres.”Sarah Ban Breathnach


  11. yuri St Hildegard said:

    A powerful wind will rise in the North carrying heavy fog and the densest dust by divine command and it will fill their throats and eyes so they will cease their savagery and be stricken with a great fear…


  12. yuri A Chinese Communist said:

    “I’ve seen many of you die. The Christians die differently. What is their secret?”


  13. yuri The Delphic Sibyl said:

    According to Greek Mythology, humans were originally created with 4 arms, 4 legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves,Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy,You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that’s the basis of Greek mythology.




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