To finance the medical care of about 4,500 patients in Syrian health facilities over a year. This is the commitment made by the Hungarian government that has decided to support the “Ospedali Aperti” program, managed by the AVSI Foundation. On the occasion of the launch of this initiative, about two weeks ago, Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio in Syria, visited Budapest.
On that occasion, he took part in a conference organized in the main hall of the Péter Pázmány Catholic University (PPKE) in Budapest, in collaboration with the Secretariat for Helping Persecuted Christians and the program Hungary Helps. According to the Nuncio Zenari, after the conflict that has torn Syria for 7 years, the Christian component of the Syrian population has probably fallen to around 2%. And the Christian presence in the Middle East runs the risk of becoming extinct not so much because churches are destroyed, but because men emigrate abroad, while families with a Christian and Muslim spouse will follow the Islamic religion.
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