“We need to start a deep and sincere dialogue guided by the search for a peaceful solution in favor of the good of the Syrian people and of all the peoples of the Middle East”. These are the words of Father Victor Assouad, a Syrian Jesuit and assistant to the Father General for Western Europe, reported by Fides.
Speaking about the difficult situation of Christians in his country, Father Assouad recalls the wounds that nine years of war have left on the face of Syria and the dramatic economic and social consequences that the population faces: 80% – report local sources – live under the poverty line, while 85% do not have access to clean water and sanitation.
In this scenario, the condition of Christians appears fragile and their number steadily and drastically decreases. For this reason, the Jesuit father renews the appeal of the Bishops of Aleppo to a return to the homeland of those who have left and invites a dialogue for peace and for the good of the Syrian people.
Full news story: Agency Fides