The situation in Syria, a Christian perspective

2012-02-13 Vatican Radio

Syrian forces Monday bombarded districts of Homs and attacked other cities.The attacks came after Arab states pledged support for the opposition battling President Assad and called for international peacekeepers to be sent to the country.

During his Sunday Angelus Pope Benedict appealed for an end to the violence and bloodshed and called for a commitment to dialogue, reconciliation and peace.

Lydia O’Kane spoke to Jesuit Fr Samir Khalil Samir, Professor at Rome’s Pontifical Oriental Institute about the current situation for Christians living in Syria who says, “the situation for Christians was quite as long as long as they didn’t interfere with the politics…What will come is probably an Islamic regime, Islamic system which is for Christians is a danger”.

Fr Samir also says that it is time to find a solution immediately because the situation is deteriorating day by day. Listen to Lydia O’Kane’s interview