Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homs sweet Homs for Syrian priests

Damaged houses are seen in Homs in central Syria, Feb. 8.
(CNS photo/Mulham Alnader/handout via Reuters)
Catholic News Service reports that Syrian Catholics will have their clergy with them, even as the city continues to implode over the country's uprising:

Some priests have decided to stay in battle-scarred Homs, Syria, even as government forces intensified their strikes against the heart of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, said the Vatican's nuncio to Syria.

Archbishop Mario Zenari told Catholic News Service in an email Feb. 9 that he had been in almost daily contact with priests in Homs and that "with respect to their safety, the situation is, in certain respects, uncertain."

Read more at The B.C. Catholic website.

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