Carolyn and Martin: From Syria to Rome, just to meet with Pope Francis

Carolyn and Martin Tamras are a Syrian couple who recently had the opportunity to be received by Pope Francis. Thus, they have transmitted their testimony of faith and hope to the pope, on behalf of many other families from the Middle East. While their children were kidnapped and held by the Islamic State, Carolyn and Martin point out in this article that hatred is not the solution, and only justice and forgiveness can heal such large wounds. If they were to leave Syria, they could not testify to their desire for peace. In fact they say, “We hope to help all Syrians like us.”

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