"A massacre that has lasted for two years must be stopped. An international intervention to liberate Aleppo from the siege is necessary. It takes responsibility on the part of the governments involved: from Turkey, sided with the rebels, to Russia, authoritative at Assad. To save Aleppo is worth more than a victory of one side or the other on the field! they must establish humanitarian corridors and supplies for civilians. and then the end of the fighting must be addressed to the bitter end. A UN peacekeeping force would be appropriate. Of course, it takes time to be realized and cooperation from Damascus. Meanwhile, the people of Aleppo die. Peace must be imposed in the name of those that suffer. A sort of " Aleppo, an open city". Read all
With these words, Andrea Riccardi has appealed to the international community for the salvation of the city of Aleppo, in Syria, where bombing continues, with a huge number of casualties. Thousands of voices have joined his voice, from all over the world.
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Among the accessions received to date, Nobel Prizes for Peace Desmond Tutu and Perez Esquivel,
representatives of the Catholic Church and other Christian churches, including
Marco Impagliazzo - President of the Community of Sant'Egidio
Giovanni La Manna – President of the Astalli Centre, the Jesuit Service for Refugees
card. Crescenzio Sepe, archbishop of Naples
card. Theodore E. McCarrick – Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
Giovanni Paolo Ramonda – General Manager of the Community John XXIII
Maria Voce – President of the Focolare Movement
Julián Carrón – Chairman of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation
Davy De Virville Directeur des Bernardins Paris France
the bishops of Versailles, Arras, Creteuil, Cambrai in France
Muslim religious leaders and from the Jewish world, including
Kamel KABTANE Recteur de la Grande Mosque de Lyon
Mohammad Sammak – National Committee for Christian-Muslim dialogue, Lebanon
Maulana Syed Muhammad Abdul Khabir Azad, Grand Imam Badshahe Mosque Lahore, Pakistan
Din Syamsuddin – President of the Muhammadiyah Central Committee, Indonesia
David Rosen - Rabbin, International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Congress
Michel Serfaty - Rabbin Professeur Emérite de France
numerous representatives of the Italian government and other governments,
László Trócsányi – Minister of Justice of the Hungarian government
Emil Constantinescu – Former President of Romania
Edi Rama – Prime Minister of Albania
Bernard Kouchner - a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French government
Mario Soares - former President of Portugal
representatives of culture and international institutions, including
Federico Mayor Zaragoza, former Director-General of UNESCO, Fundación Cultura de Paz, Madrid
Umberto Eco – Writer and semiotician
Michel Camdessus – Former Director of the International Monetary Fund
Katherine Marshall – Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Françoise Rivière – former Deputy Director-General of UNESCO
Marco Tarquinio – Director of " Avvenire"
men and women from 72 different nations. The number of subscriptions is growing day by day,
so much so that it is not possible to publish all, (here a partial)
Until now (the counter is updated constantly) 5557 signatures have arrived.
LET US CONTINUE TO SPREAD THIS APPEAL, SO THAT THE REASONS OF LIFE AND PEACE PREVAIL.
I would like to sign the appeal "Save Aleppo"