Syria Jesuit priest ordered expulsion
Father Paolo dall’Oglio is a renowned promoter of dialogue between Christians and Muslims and has been engaged in efforts for internal reconciliation, particularly in the current crisis.
Jesuit priest who worked for inter-faith harmony in the country for the last three decades has been ordered expulsion by the Syrian government.
Recently he criticized the regime’s violent crackdown on protestors.
Father Paolo dall’Oglio said “I have worked to create a monastic community dedicated to the service of harmony between Islam and Christianity, which is a priority worldwide.”
“I’ve been here 30 years, I have worked at the Christian-Muslim dialogue, I have worked to create a monastic community dedicated to the service of harmony between Islam and Christianity, which is a priority worldwide,” said the Jesuit priest.
On Sunday Syria had condemned the vote by the Arab League to impose sanctions against Damascus as a betrayal of Arab solidarity.
By a vote of 19 to 3, the League’s foreign ministers decided to adopt sanctions to pressure Damascus to end its deadly suppression of an 8-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad.
They include a flight ban on senior members of the Syrian regime, a halt to transactions with Syria’s central bank and a suspension of flights into the country.