Damascus, December 13, 2013
Metropolitan Greek Orthodox Lukas al-Koury, Auxiliary
Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch,
categorically denies inciting Syrian Christian youth to
take up arms in the conflict that has bloodied the
country, and asserts that the declarations attributed
to him by the media "are false". In a note
sent to Fides, Bishop al-Khoury urges everyone to be
wary of those newspapers and network that spread
pseudo-statements which are manipulated "in this
difficult moment that the region is experiencing".
The bishop denounces the intentional dissemination of
false news which are part of the same war strategies of
the Syrian conflict.
A few days ago (see Fides 11/12/2013) websites and
agencies around the world highlighted the statements
attributed to Bishop al- Khoury by the Iraqi newspaper
"az Zaman" in which, among other things, young
Christians able to take the weapons were invited to
"come forward". (GV)
16 декабря 2013 г.