the Syrians are in need of your personal initiative
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the Syrians are in need of your personal initiative

    1. Paolo Dall'Oglio
    2. Petition by

      Paolo Dall'Oglio

      Sulaymaniyah, Italy

My name is Paolo Dall’Oglio, I am a Jesuit, and for more than thirty years I have promoted in Syria the Islamic-Christian harmony-building.

I took a position in favor of the Syrian democrats crushed by an inhuman and indiscriminate repression that I was hoping not to have to see in the twenty-first century. I was expelled in June 2012, and have since been working full-time in defending the rights of Syrians and the legitimacy of their revolution.

Today we know that Syria is the ring of a regional geopolitical fight to death. In all this, the Churches have not been able to react in time, and Christians, now trapped in the war zones, simply tend to leave the country.

Unfortunately, the Syrian regime has been very clever in using a certain number of clergymen, men and women, for its propaganda in the West, in which it represents itself as the only and ultimate bastion defending Christians persecuted by Islamic terrorism.

This manipulation of the public opinion has succeeded in discrediting to a large extent the Syrian revolutionary effort, both on the ground and abroad, in the eyes of many citizens around the world, and was thus able to create a paralysis of European diplomacy and politics, which ultimately only strengthens the most extremist groups and weakens the civil society.

The strong and instrumental implication of the Churches in the systematic manipulation of lies by the regime cannot but require a conscious and responsible reaction on behalf of the Catholic Church and therefore of the Pope of Rome.
The petition I present to your attention will show the most cohesive and mature face of the Italian and international society, and will allow Pope Francis to overcome the resistance of his context which tends to be islamophobic, though often in a typically subtle and indirect way, and to launch his own diplomatic initiative, requesting the intervention of new actors such as Latin America.

This my petition, which is now yours, presents to the Pope the need to counter the current systematic use by the regime of clergymen among the most important in the Middle East, in order to look beyond and meet the expectations of all Syrians who are suffering for freedom, and to prepare a positive future for those Christians who will choose to remain in the country or return.

 

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Here my letter to Pope Francis: 

Dear and most esteemed Pope Francis,

Knowing you as a lover of peace in justice, we ask you to personally promote an urgent and inclusive diplomatic initiative for Syria which would ensure the end of the torturous and murdering regime, safeguard the unity in diversity of the country, and allow by means of democratic self-determination with international assistance to exit from the war between armed extremisms.

We ask with confidence Pope Francis to personally inquire about the systematic manipulation of the catholic opinion in the world by accomplices of the Syrian regime, especially clergymen, with the intention to radically deny the democratic revolution, and justify with the excuse of terrorism the repression that is increasingly acquiring genocide character.

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    • Elouise Nasy AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 9 days ago

      One of the Catholic Social Teaching themes is Life and Dignity of the Human Person: Nations must protect the right to life by finding increasingly effective ways to prevent conflicts and resolve them by peaceful means. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

      - http://www.usccb.org/

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    • Sophia - Ouassila Si Saber FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND
      • 6 months ago

      La guerre , bien soit une abomination alors les enlèvements , les viols et autres horreurs lui enlèvent toute légitimité.

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    • Van Laethem Guy LIèGE, BELGIUM
      • 7 months ago

      Présence des chrétiens d'orient. Multiconfessionnalisme dans l'est de la mediterranée

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    • Miguel Barria PANAMá, PANAMA
      • 8 months ago

      Por la caridad. nada más

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    • Rita Linehan GENEVA, OH
      • 8 months ago

      I feel for the suffering of the Syrians.

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