Bishop stands by comments over Russian involvement in Syria

The Bishop of Elphin is standing by his comments about Russia’s involvement in Syria.

Most Reverend Kevin Doran wrote a strongly worded letter to the Russian Ambassador Maxim Peshkov in October outlining his dismay at the superpower’s involvement.

He described the conflict in Syria as a theatre for the fighting of proxy wars by the ‘great powers’.

The Russian ambassador has since accused the cleric of “ignorance” and falling prey to “preconceived western propaganda.”

However, Bishop Doran told Ocean FM we cannot neglect responsibility for maintaining peace in the world.