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Bartholomew: Together with our brother Francis, we shall pray for peace in Syria


NAT DA POLIS

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Asia News
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
9/6/2013

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ABSTRACTORTHODOX - VATICAN - SYRIA Bartholomew: Together with our brother Francis, we shall pray for peace in Syria - Asia News 7 September, 2013          Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | Rss |  Newsletter YOUR DONATION    Home | China | Islam | India | Economy | Freedom of religion | Vatican Geographic areas Middle East East Asia South Asia Central Asia South East Asia North Asia South West Asia e-mail this to a friend printable version » 09/06/2013 13:35 ORTHODOX - VATICAN - SYRIA Bartholomew: Together with our brother Francis, we shall pray for peace in Syria by NAT da Polis The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople "welcomes the Pope's call for a day of prayer and fasting". Patriarch also issues an appeal to world leaders gathered for the G20. May God "enlighten your minds" fir "war must be avoided at all costs." Riga (AsiaNews) - The Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate "welcomes the appeal of our brother in Christ, Pope Francis, for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the world, a prayer that has been constant since the bloody conflict started in Damascus," said the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, during an official visit to Estonia. "The Ecumenical Patriarchate and we personally look forward to the developments of the situation in Syria, and more generally in the Middle East, praying that peace shall prevail," the patriarch said during a meeting with the speaker of the Estonian Parliament Ene Ergma. For the Orthodox leader, only if peace wins "shall it be possible for Christians in the Middle East continue to live without any impediment in their lands." "Let us closely follow the G20 summit in St Petersburg, and let us hope that decisions taken [there] will be used to contribute to a peaceful solution to the political question in Syria." The Church of Constantinople, the patriarch said, "welcomes Pope Francis's appeal to the Christians of the Earth to unite in prayer and fasting next Saturday so that peace may prevail in the fiery Syrian land, hoping that God might enlighten the minds of policy makers and prevent military actions that would inevitably result in the death of innocent victims." In concluding, Bartholomew added, "We, too, shall heed the call from our brother in Christ Francis to pray next Saturday for this purpose as we have always done since the start of the bloody conflict in Syria."   e-mail this to a friend printable version See also 09/01/2013 VATICAN - SYRIA Pope: a day of prayer for peace in Syria and in the world 09/02/2013 SYRIA - VATICAN Gregory III : Syria and the Middle East united with Francis in prayer for peace 09/07/2013 VATICAN Day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria 09/02/2013 INDIA - VATICAN Card. Gracias: Millions of Indian .......