Syria – Fr. Frans Van der Lugt, SJ: A voice that cried in the wilderness

Fr. Frans said, “Christians and Muslims are going through a difficult and painful time and we are faced with many problems. The greatest of these is hunger. People have nothing to eat. There is nothing more painful than watching mothers searching for food for children in the streets…I will not accept that we die of hunger. I do not accept that we drown in a sea of hunger, letting the waves of death drag us under. We love life, we want to live. And we do not want to sink in a sea of pain and suffering.” We mourn the brutal murder of our Jesuit companion who stood with the people in their struggle and we appeal for an end to the conflict in Syria. Read more…