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A Christian Plea for Syria

Press Conference EuroParl Syria 28-6-16

A number of Christian Euro MP’s held a Press Conference in the European Parliament on 28th June, 2016, in conjunction with colleagues from Syria, to give report of their latest humanitarian fact-finding visits to the beleaguered country.

The Press Conference was chaired by Roberto Fiore, a former Italian member of the European Parliament and a Founding Trustee of The Saint George Educational Trust.

Sadly the Christian Euro MP’s are still able to repeat the plea of the Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, issued a year ago:

“Stop arming and supporting terrorist groups that are destroying our countries and massacring our people”.

“State institutions need to be strengthened and stabilised. Instead, what we see is their forced dismemberment being fuelled from the outside”.

“President Assad urged us to do everything in our hands to prevent Christians from leaving Syria. ‘I know you are suffering,’ he said, ‘but please don’t leave this land, which has been your home for thousands of years, even before Islam came.’ He said that Christians will also be needed when the time comes to rebuild this devastated country”.

“We recognise legitimate rulers and pray for them, as the New Testament teaches us. We also see that on the other side there is no democratic opposition, only extremist groups. Above all, we see that in the past few years, these groups have been basing their actions on an ideology that comes from the outside, brought here by preachers of hatred who have come from and are backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt. These groups receive arms through Turkey too, as the media have shown us”.

Press Conference EuroParl Syria 28-6-16 Hassan Sakr

How Can I Help the Suffering Brethren in Syria?

have faith

Catholic Euro MP’s held a conference in the European Parliament on 2nd May, 2016, providing “information about the background and current development of the conflict in Syria.”

Amongst the speakers was one of The Saint George Educational Trust founding-trustees, Roberto Fiore, the Syrian Ambassador to Brussels, Ayman Rad, and Fr. Daniel Maes, O.Praem, representing the Monastery of Mar Yakub in Syria.

To send practical aid to the suffering brethren in Syria, whether in goods or in donation money, please visit this link: Monastery of Mar Yakub – Send Money or Goods

Udo Euro Parl Conf Syria Tolerance or Terrorism

Bon and Syrian Ambassafor to Brussels Ayman Rad Euro Parl Conference

Don’t Worry, this was Merely a Moderate Massacre

Syria Aleppo 25th April 2016 victims of NATO's Moderate opposition

Dozens of women, children and old people were indiscriminately massacred on Monday 25th April, the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, when mainly Armenian Christian civilian areas of Aleppo were targetted by terrorist bombardments. But not to worry, there is nothing to be concerned about because it wasn’t the Takfiri monsters of Daesh responsible for the slaughter. It was the Western-backed ‘Moderate Opposition’ just testing out new supplies of munitions received from Turkey and Saudi Arabia with the backing of the good ol’ USA. A few days earlier, on 22nd April, a threat was made public by NATO-backed moderate groups – “We will show the Armenians and the Christians who we are … We have been ordered not to leave any Armenians in the area.” This was merely a moderate massacre – so that’s alright then… nothing to be concerned about!

Read more at Barnabas Fund.

Syria Bob Udo and friends visiting Ma'loula

Whilst this atrocity was being carried out a delegation of Christian politicians from the European Parliament was in the middle of a several day long trip visiting hospitals, schools and orphanages in war-torn Syria, and meeting with representatives of the Syrian government and religious leaders.

Syria Bob Udo and friends with Speaker of the People's Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Lahham

The delegation, led by Roberto Fiore, a former Euro MP and a founding Trustee of The Saint George Educational Trust also took part in a 45 minute television interview broadcast on Syrian TV.

Syria Bob Udo visit Orphange school

As well as bringing to the peoples of Europe a clear picture of what is really happening in suffering Syria, and why,  they hope to help facilitate a great Christian and humanitarian effort to help rebuild this battered nation and provide material relief and true friendship to the courageous and honourable people who constitute it.

Syria Bob Udo and friends with Grand Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun

Some news reports:

The Syria Times

Syrian Arab News Agency

Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch

Syria Bob and Udo TV interviews

Syria Bob Udo and friends with Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

 

Catholic Euro MP’s Cultural Exhibition Banned

 

Syria - Maaloula

Catholic Euro MP Udo Voigt received permission in October 2015 to stage a photographic exhibition in the Brussels Parliament buildings entitled “Syria’s Legacy – the Cradle of Civilisation”.

In the EU Parliament exhibitions are routine and so after the green light was initially given for this one lots of guests were invited, including many interested diplomats, for the exhibition’s opening on 16th February 2016. The photo exhibition was due to last a week and had generated a lot of positive interest but at the last minute, in what appears to be a shameful political manoeuvre,  the exhibition was forbidden from being presented in the Parliament buildings.

Undeterred, it will now become a travelling exhibition and will be shown in many cities throughout Europe.

Udo Voigt Cultural Exhibition banned in Euro Parliamernt