The destruction of St. Mary’s Church and Al-Wahda School in Dair Al-Zor, SYRIA – Exclusive

St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church in Dair Al-Zor - SYRIA

St. Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church in Dair Al-Zor – SYRIA

His Eminence Eustathius Matta Roham
Metropolitan of Jazirah & Euphrates
Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East
OCP News Service- Exclusive

Global: It is a very sad day for me to see how much destruction occurred to our St. Mary’s Church, its Al-Wahda Private School and its neighborhood in Dair Al-Zor.

Syria is facing a savage war against civilization. I feel that our beloved country is going through its own “III World War”. All parties of conflict are losing day after day. If the rebels think they will win at the end, I believe they will win a ruined country. Likewise, if the regime itself thinks of winning the war, I assume it will win a destroyed country, thousands of orphans and widows, and enmity. However, the most loosing group among citizens is the poor.

The question which people address to all those who are fighting each other is: who is going to reconstruct what we have built after many years of hard work!?

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