Hundreds of Christian and Muslim children in Aleppo, Syria will join in prayer on the 6th of October this year to pray and seek for divine interference in the tragedy that has befallen them, with the massacre of several defenseless children in Syria.
Agenzia Fides reports that according to Archbishop Boutros Marayati, the gathering will consist primarily of school children, who will add their signatures or fingerprints to an appeal asking the world rulers to end all massacres, especially those targeting children. But above all, they will pray for peace for all their peers.
"We trust in the fact that children's prayer is more powerful than ours," Marayati reportedly added.
The bishop, who heads Aleppo's Armenian Catholic Archieparchy, believes that the recent bombings only go on to explain how fragile the partial truce, which was declared a couple of weeks ago, was.
He is noted to have opined, with regard to the appeal, "On Wednesday, the representatives of the government and the Syrian army convened a meeting to explain that soon an appeal would be spread to the civilian population settled in the neighborhoods under rebel control. The appeal warned that gates would be left open to allow the population to leave those areas, and head for areas considered safe, without fear of incurring in retaliation."
"In fact, many civilian families left those neighborhoods and were welcomed in areas controlled by the government army, confirming that the appeal had somehow arrived at its destination," he continued. "For groups arriving, housing facilities were set up for the reception. But it was not a mass evacuation. Perhaps many cannot leave. And the appeal also contained an expiration date, and the ultimatum expires in coming days. New blood will be shed if the powers behind the two warring parties do not decide to really put an end to this dirty war."