Heeding Pope's call to pray for peace, Trinity students ponder Mideast crisis
The senior had seen the pictures in the news of the dead children and teenagers.
She and about 440 classmates attended a brief prayer service outside school Friday morning, with four students carrying a cross in a procession.
Trinity senior Stephen Merrill said he's following developments in Syria daily.
He fears the Syrian rebels challenging the government troops include terrorists. "We shouldn't be supporting them and helping them," Merrill said.
"If we go into Syria it looks like we're trying to control everything," Bourque said. "If we don't go into Syria, it looks like we don't care."
A half-dozen other students interviewed said they hadn't followed developments closely.
"I'm kind of indifferent," said sophomore Jason Dufour. "Something should probably be taking place. I'm not actually sure. Obviously, there's bad stuff going on."
Freshman Oliver Thomas said: "I've heard there's been bad things going on."
Thomas said he thought the prayer service was a good idea.
Pope Francis urged the international community to seek a negotiated solution to the conflict in Syria and announced on Sunday that he would lead a worldwide day of prayer for peace in the country today.
He invited other Christians, members of other religions and all "people of good will" to join the Catholic initiative today in any way they saw fit.
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