Cardinal Sandri will spend a full eight days in the Middle Eastern country, with stops in Damascus, Tartous, Homs, Yabroud, Maaloula, and Aleppo.
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Aid to the Church in Need, founded in 1947, has donated almost $50 million to 900 humanitarian and pastoral projects in Syria since war broke out.
‘The only way of stopping the extremists is to enter into a dialogue with Islam. That has been my personal experience,’ says Father Jacques Mourad.
‘I want to emphasize and reiterate my closeness to all victims of the inhuman conflict in Syria. With a sense of urgency, I renew my appeal,’ the Pope said on Oct. 12. The Holy Father’s audience also focused on mercy: In a world ‘stricken with the virus of indifference,’ the works of mercy ‘are the best antidote.’
Government forces and rebel groups are now engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Syria’s largest city, as civilians pay a heavy price.
Francis advocated for the plight of Syrians, as well as trafficking persons, on Sunday, in addition to sending Lunar New Year greetings and reflecting on Jesus calling St. Peter to follow him.
Father Jacques Mourad fulfilled a promise to the Virgin Mary and is headed back to Syria.