Papal envoy: Syrian sanctions ‘benefit no one’

Papal envoy: Syrian sanctions ‘benefit no one’ Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, prefect of the Dicastery for the Eastern Churches, meets a group of earthquake victims in Aleppo, Syria, February 19. Photo: CNS/Flavio Pace, courtesy Dicastery for the Eastern Churches.
Isolating Syria from the international community through sanctions “benefits no one” and complicates relief efforts to the millions left homeless after earthquakes devasted the country, said a top Vatican official who visited Turkey and Syria. “We are still in the middle of this tragedy because it is not certain that the tremors are over,” said…
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