On June 8, 2012, Irish Radio interviewed a Melkite Catholic nun, Mother Agnes Miriam of the Cross, live from the Monastery of St. James at Qara in the Diocese of Homs, Syria.
Click here to listen to Mother Agnes Miriam's account of the current situation in Syria. The introduction is by Alan Lonergan who writes, "Please note that Mother warns of another possible expulsion of Christians from the neighbouring town and rebel stronghold of al
Qusair. The Christians had been given six days by the rebels to leave the
village. This amounts to the mass expulsion of thousands of residents;
day 6 was today! ...[The] word needs to spread in order
to help bring a stop to these actions."
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For more information about Mother Agnes Miriam, see: http://maryakub.org/NotreMere_en.html
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