Speaking to Vatican Radio, Fr. Ibrahim Asabagh affirmed that "Syrians suffer more now than during the nine years of the war."
A restored cathedral in Aleppo, which was bombed, is to be officially re-opened – a sign of the enduring presence of Christianity
Christian historical settlements located in the northwestern part of Syria are being demolished in the conflict.
The majority of the Christian families are surviving thanks to the support of the local Church and the help of organizations.
The Christian Church in Aleppo organises an ecumenical prayer service for the release of the kidnapped priests.
In Syria, the number of Christians was estimated to be less than 500,000 in mid-2017, compared to 1.5 million before the war.
"The message of the risen Christ is an invitation not to lose hope, but to live these moments with joy despite the difficulties."
"Lots of them lost parents, some of them had mutilation, losing hands or legs, and they are afraid of everything."