Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pro-Asad patriarch Laham is facing growing opposition

Gregory Laham, the head of the Melikite Greek Catholic church is one of the highest catholic representatives in the Middle East and a loyal supporter of the Syrian regime. The Patriarch, who is traveling abroad on a regular basis and repeating the sectarian narrative of the regime - i.e. presenting Asad as a saviour of the minorities threatened by Sunni radicals from abroad. Now Syrian Christians in exile have issued an appeal to Laham, calling for an end of the church's collaboration with the regime.

"Assad is only protecting himself" by Martina Sabra, Qantara.de 

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