Rome, Italy, Mar 30, 2017 / 14:02 pm
Six years after the start of the Civil War, Syria's apostolic nuncio said that the country is in a "bloodbath" – a situation so desperate it leaves you with the impression of being in hell.
"I do not know how to describe these atrocities," Cardinal Mario Zenari told CNA March 25. "I always say, whoever does not believe in hell, just go to (Syria) and it will convey the weight of hell."
"In Damascus ten days ago we saw on the television, this display, these Kamikaze, seventy dead, forty dead, it is a bloodbath," he said.
Cardinal Zenari has been the Vatican's Apostolic Nuncio to Syria since 2008. A new cardinal, he was appointed by Pope Francis in the last consistory in November and came to Rome from Syria for his installation Mass at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci March 25.