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Syrian Christians react against Russia’s ‘Holy War’ comment

Syrian and global Christians have voiced their concerns over Russia's orthodox church labelling intervention as 'holy'

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Syrian Christians, and others worldwide, came out strongly against the Russian Orthodox Church's comments their intervention in Syria as a “holy war.”

The reactions on social media came out through accounts by both public figures and activists,

A recurring line that was shared by many on Twitter and Facebook was that “there is no such thing as a Holy War in Christianity,”

“The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it,” said the head of the Church’s public affairs department, Vsevolod Chaplin, on Thursday.

لا يوجد شيء أسمه حرب مقدسة في المسيحية. الحرب ضد القداسة وضد الله لأنها ضد الإنسان. كلام الكنيسة الروسية اللامسيحي واللا...

Posted by Najib George Awad on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

There is no such thing of " holy war" blessed by Russian Church against SyrianKilling innocent people by airstrike is and will never be a " holy " act ... You can name it " evil war" instead

Posted by Sawsan Jabri on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Iran, Russia, ISIS, and Hizbullah are all fighting their own 'holy war' in Syria, which reflects their own different...

Posted by Isam Zaiem on Thursday, October 1, 2015