Michel Kilo to Pope Benedict XVI: Extend your hand in the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Most Holy Father,

I would like to address you in the name of God, who is known in Islam as the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Your Holiness, I am not a believer in all what religions have brought, but I do think that they have preserved the existence of human and therefore humankind when they sanctified human life and preached that human was created after the image and paragon of his Creator, who is the epitome of sanctity itself. In my opinion, the greatest message of all heavenly religions is the preservation of life. Without this message, this humanity, which we see today, would not have existed; we would not have lived to enjoy its achievements and creativity, and we would not have been creatures brimming with faults and defects; yet possessing a sacred thing, that is, their lives, which their Creator has bestowed upon them.  He overlooks their many stupidities and mistakes because He is Most Gracious, Most Merciful. استمر في القراءة

Rumor Has It: Christians and Sectarianism in “Fides” Declarations

Nebrass Shahid



            His Exc. Mgr. Mario Zenari, the Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, in response to the declarations issued by Agenzia Fides, the official Vatican news agency (See Fides 21/03/2012), and in indirect renunciation of the earlier claims of sister Agnes-Mariam of the Cross and others, confirmed to Adnkronos International (AKI), an Italian independent news agency, that the city of Homs is not subject to ethnic cleansing. In this context, the Nuncio exalted the efforts of whoever stayed in Homs from the people of the Christian neighborhoods to aid the arriving displaced Homsi Syrians from other neighborhoods. As for the Faruq Brigade, in their proclamation released on 22/03/2012, they denied Fides’s accusations that the Brigade is correlated to al-Qaeda, and that it is responsible for the displacement of 90 percent of the Christians of Homs. استمر في القراءة