Papal nuncio to Syria tells of massacre of the innocent

Shocked by bombs rocking his residence, the papal nuncio to Syria has reported he is in “a massacre; bodies charred and torn to pieces, strips of human flesh, fire fighters struggling to put out the flames”.

“We continue to walk on the dead,” said Archbishop Mario Zenari.

“The number of 70,000 war victims is even more appalling when we think how these people die. They die not in their beds, not with euthanasia. Their bodies are torn apart and it is difficult even to collect enough fragments for a funeral.”

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