Paolo Dall’Oglio is an Italian Jesuit who founded the Syrian Monastery of Mar Musa.
Within this Monastery, located some kilometers North from Damascus, an interreligious dialogue between Christian and Islam is carried on since 1982 thanks to Father Dall’Oglio.
On June 2012, he has been sent off from Syria, that is experiencing an internal struggle since March 2011.
In this book Collera e luce. Un prete nella rivoluzione siriana (with the collaboration of Eglantine Gabaix-Hialé, ED. EMI, 2013) through his own biography and a deep analysis of the current situation in Syria, Father Dall’Oglio gives us an important interpretation, maybe different from the common “hasty” media news, about what is happening and the future possibilities in Syria.
“My Christian conscience is clearly torn. From one side, there is a radical desire to carry on the revolution against this regime until the end. On the other one, this could originate a radical Islamization of Syria and thus this would create the circumstances for a final marginalization of Christian community. I must confess to feel, inside of me, a desire of revenge against all of them hurt us…”