Melkite Nun on Innacurate Reporting of Syria Crisis

Yes, she goes into ecumenicalspeak in her comments. But her observations are on the ground, and confirm what we’ve heard from other sources: the West is getting a deceptive view of what is really going on in Syria. In short: Western powers, including the United States, are (once again) contributing to the violent dechristianization of the Middle East.

(Rorate Caeli) A NUN who has been superior at a Syrian monastery for the past 18 years has warned that media coverage of ongoing violence in that country has been “partial and untrue”. It is “a fake”, Mother Agnes Mariam said, which “hides atrocities committed in the name of liberty and democracy”.

Superior of the Melkite Greek Catholic monastery of St James the Mutilated in Qara, in Syria’s diocese of Homs, which is in full communion with Rome, she left Ireland yesterday after a three-day visit during which she met representatives of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth.

She told The Irish Times she was in Ireland “not to advocate for the (Assad) regime but for the facts”. Most news reports from Syria were “forged, with only one side emphasised”, she said. This also applied to the UN, whose reports were “one-sided and not worthy of that organisation”.

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