Peace for Aleppo

Peace for Aleppo will come from God.

The Catholic Bishop of Aleppo says the Christian faith is still practised in Aleppo.

This is despite endless bombardment and a US strike which killed dozens of Syrian soldiers.

Bishop George Khazen said a Mass of thanksgiving for Mother Teresa’s canonization on Sunday.

“The church was full, the Bishops and faithful of all the Churches in Aleppo were present.

“As pastors, we are comforted by the sight of so many Christians who live the tremendous moment we are going through in faith.

“I get emotional when I think that thanks to their faith the Lord will bless us and give us his peace”

The comments come after reports US-led coalition air strikes reportedly killed dozens of Syrian soldiers

This endangered a US-Russian ceasefire.

It also prompted an emergency UN Security Council meeting.

Tensions between Moscow and Washington are escalating.

Bishop Khazen said the truce “seems to be on the point of failing”.

He added “no-one” in Aleppo believed that the US strikes were “a mistake.

“Even last night we heard the government aviation raids on [the] area in the hands of rebels.

“No one here believes that the massacre of Syrian soldiers caused by the US bombing on a barrack was a mistake.”

The Bishop referred to conspiracy theories about the US having “created” Islamic State.

He said the air strike killed at least ninety soldiers.

“It seems to confirm the ambiguity of the US choices in the Syrian scenario.

“With all the tools and weapons at their disposal that air raid could not have been an accident.

“That barracks was not there yesterday”.


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