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  • Envoy says everyone suffers in Syria, but Christians are ‘weakest link’

    Envoy says everyone suffers in Syria, but Christians are ‘weakest link’

    • Oct 19, 2017

    Syria once had relatively good relations between Christians and Muslims, but the civil war means that will be harder to achieve in the future, according to Italian Cardinal Mario Zenari, the pope’s ambassador in Syria. “For Muslims, it is a long way from separating religion from the state and reaching the concept of citizenship. Syria was ahead of it, it had a secular tendency,” he said.

  • New cardinal refused to abandon Syria when things got tough

    New cardinal refused to abandon Syria when things got tough

    • Oct 11, 2016

    When Pope Francis holds a consistory for the creation of new cardinals next month, one star of the show will be Archbishop Mario Zenari, the pope’s envoy in Syria, who has stubbornly refused to abandon his post amid the hardships and dangers of that country’s bloody war.

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