Two bombs fired by militants rock a church in Damascus, Syria.
According to fides, the incident took place on Sunday, August 23. The attack rocked a neighbourhood in Damscus when mortars rained down hitting two churches. As a result of this bombardment at least nine people were killed.
The Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar told Fides that at least nine people were killed and almost fifty people were wounded, as a result of the bombing. The church was also badly damaged along with a close by Catholic parish. Two shells hot the roof of the church.
Archbishop Samir Nassar said, “Part of the war in Syria, is to live under indiscriminate bombing, a kind of Russian roulette which is always unpredictable….”
“Of those who died, at least you will not have to see and live this cruel tragedy without end. You will not see your children, your friends and your neighbours suffer and die in the blind violence and fanatical killing unable to save them or help them without understanding why”.
“The survivors bury the dead without having been able to treat the wounded since they lack means and competence. They sink into silent prayer before the relics of martyrs, the seeds of Faith”.