Bishop Declan Lang has made a statement on violence in Syria.
“Over the past sixteen months, the people of Syria – whether in Aleppo or in many other parts of this historical country – are suffering from the awful violence that is being inflicted upon them on a daily basis.
“My thoughts are with each and every one of them as they struggle with great courage and fortitude for their dignity and basic freedoms. I pray today that they will succeed in building up a society of equal citizens in which all Syrians of all backgrounds will enjoy a future marked with reconciliation and plurality and where they will rid themselves from all forms of sectarianism.”
Bishop of Clifton and Chairman of the International Affairs Dept of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales