Vatican City, Oct 15, 2020 / 12:00 pm
The apostolic nuncio to Syria met with diplomats accredited to the Vatican Thursday to inform them that an estimated 11 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to Syria since 2008, said that, after nearly 10 years of war, the Syrian people had now been hit with a "poverty bomb" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Zenari explained that "many Syrians have lost hope," while lamenting that Syria seemed to have disappeared off the "media radar."
A statement from the Holy See press office Oct. 15 said that the cardinal met with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See in the Vatican's New Synod Hall to "rekindle attention toward the situation in Syria."