Russian, Greek parliamentarians are concerned about violence against Christians in Syria

admin | 26 June 2013

220px-PACE_logo_75ppiMoscow, June 26, Interfax – Russian and Greek parliamentarians are working on proposals to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) report aimed at ending the violence against Christians in Syria, Senator Vyacheslav Fetisov, deputy head of the Russian delegation to PACE, said.

The Federation Council press service has reported, citing Fetisov, that he has taken part in the discussion of the situation in the Middle East in Strasbourg.

“We, parliamentarians, are very concerned about the development of the crisis in Syria, which is turning into an ethnic and religious conflict. Crimes against representatives of religious minorities have recently become frequent in Syria, and that poses a threat to Christian minorities not only in Syria, but also in the Middle East in general,” Fetisov said.

Source: Interfax-Religion

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.