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Nuncio in Damascus: Fate of Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Islamists still uncertain

Dec-03-2013 at 11:23 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)


Nuncio in Damascus: Fate of Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Islamists still uncertain
by AsiaNews, December 03, 2013.

Msgr . Zenari tells AsiaNews: "There are no reports of the religious of St. Thecla in Maaloula , in the continuing clashes between the army and rebels ." Navi Pillay , UN High Commissioner for Human Rights : "Assad also guilty of war crimes ."

Damascus (AsiaNews) - The fate of the 12 Orthodox nuns of the monastery of Santa Tecla in Maaloula, seized yesterday afternoon by a group of Islamist insurgents is still uncertain says Mgr. Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Damascus speaking to AsiaNews. "We have no other news - says the Vatican representative in Syria - since last night. We can confirm that the nuns were forced to leave the monastery and follow these armed people."

The 12 nuns of the monastery of St. Thecla were abducted yesterday afternoon. According to latest reports, the nuns were being marched by a contingent of Islamist rebels towards Yabrud, about 80 km north of the capital.

For two days Maaloula has been the scene of violent clashes between the army and rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), in whose ranks many members of the al-Qaeda linked extremist Jabat al-Nousra militia are fighting. Archbishop Zenari points out that "the whole area is in tumult". The attacks occur mainly in the upper part of the city - the oldest - where the monasteries of St. Thecla and the Greek - Catholic Saints Sergius and Bacchus are located. On 5 September the village was invaded by the rebels, who defeated government troops.

Meanwhile, Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said yesterday that the war crimes committed in Syria were also authorized by the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. Citing an inquiry conducted by the United Nations, Pillai said that "there is ample evidence of very serious crimes. Crimes of war, crimes against humanity. <...> The brutality of the abuses perpetrated by elements on both sides defies imagination. Responsibility lies with the highest levels of government, including the head of state."

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1. RE: Nuncio in Damascus: Fate of Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Islamists still uncertain

Dec-03-2013 at 11:36 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Nuncio in Damascus: Fate of Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Islamists still uncertain
by AsiaNews, December 03, 2013.
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2. Open Doors International: Syria Petition

Dec-04-2013 at 01:48 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Open Doors International: Syria Petition
The international Christian organization Open Doors has started a global petition on behalf of the Syrian people. We want to offer these signatures to people who have political power. We believe the signatures and prayers of 500.000 people will encourage the United Nations to act and protect the rights and lives of all Syrians, especially the vulnerable Christian community. Will you add your voice? This is your chance to make a difference! The church in Syria is on its knees in prayer. Will you stand with them in their darkest hour?

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http://www.opendoors.org

Open Doors International: Syria Petition
https://www.savesyriacampaign.org/

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3. Yazigi urges action over kidnappings in Syria

Jan-01-2014 at 10:56 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi speaks during a press conference in Balamand, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (The Daily Star/Taki Louka, HO)

Yazigi urges action over kidnappings in Syria
by The Daily Star, Lebanon. December 24, 2013 02:35 PM

BEIRUT: Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi urged the world Tuesday to act in resolving the cases of the nuns seized by rebels in Syria and the kidnapping of two bishops.

“We will never remain silent on the abduction of our bishops or any innocent man on this earth,” he said in his Christmas message.

Aleppo’s Greek Orthodox Archbishop Boulos Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim were kidnapped by rebels in April while they were on their way to Aleppo from the Turkish border.

“We will not remain silent over those who captured the voice of our peace – I mean the nuns of Maaoula and its orphans,” Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi added, referring to the nuns who were seized by rebels and forced to evacuate their convent in Maaloula early last month.

“We should all raise our voices, inside our homes and abroad, against those who kidnapped the voices of our peace. The nuns, Maaloula and its orphans and the bishops were only voices of peace. Where is the entire world with regard to their peace message?” he asked.

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