Antiochian Views on Syria Featured in Indianapolis News


Fr. Nabil HannaFr. Nabil HannaFr. Nabil Hanna of St. George Church in Indianapolis, Indiana was recently interviewed by local news station WTHR, in which Fr. Hanna shared his perspective as an Antiochian Christian regarding recent events in Syria. Read the full story at WTHR.com. Excerpt:

INDIANAPOLIS - Conflict in Syria has been raging for a couple of years forcing thousands of Syrians to seek refuge in other countries, including the United States and right here in Indianapolis. For them, this isn't an issue of force, but of faith and peace. We talked with a local priest who shares a unique perspective from his Syrian church members.

For several months, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church has offered a temporary home to the St. George Orthodox Christian Church family. They're in the process of finishing a new church.

In their own transition, Father Nabil Hanna and his members, some of Syrian decent, are intensely focused on the violence back home.

"It's devastating, the country's wrecked," said Father Nabil.

Father Nabil says several of his members are recent refugees from Syria. The conversations about solutions are many. He's speaks on their behalf because even in the United States some still live in fear of persecution.

"They have a very heavy heart because they leave behind other relatives," said Father Nabil.