Saturday, September 07, 2013

Besieged Catholic Nuns in Syria Plead for Peace and Prayer

"Will the Nobel Peace Prize winner drop his sentence of war onto us? Despite all justice, all common sense, all mercy, all humility, all wisdom?"

Their lives and work endangered by the Obama-backed, Al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurrection in Syria and the looming U.S. bombings that threaten to destroy what remains of a country historically considered the "heartbeat of the Arab world," a small group of nuns courageously serving Syria's isolated Christian communities reach out for prayer and understanding.

"To those who truly have a heart for Syria (for mankind, for truth…) we ask for prayer … abounding, heartfelt, courageous prayer," write the Trappist Nuns from Azeir.

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