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Conflict in Syria leads some in Triangle to protest, others to prayer

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Some in the Triangle are turning to prayer and others are turning to protest as the United States lingers on the edge of possible military action in Syria.

Last Sunday, Pope Francis called for a worldwide day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria.

Bishop Michael Burbidge led a special mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh on Saturday calling for Catholics and others to pray that violence will cease overseas.

Also, on Saturday several groups came out to protest any U.S. intervention. They argue it would be waste of lives and resources that need to be focused on the needs here at home. Protestors said any military action will only cause a war.

But a group of protesters calling for an U.S. attack also voiced their opinions Saturday. They said Syrians are suffering under the Bashar al-Assad regime and if the U.S. doesn't intervene there will be more loss of innocent lives.

Jonathan Rodriguez

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