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Increasing violence against Christians in Syria

Catholic World News - November 19, 2012

Violence against Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Syria is on the rise, according to John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need.

Pontifex fears that Syria, like Iraq, could lose the majority of its Christian population.

“There is a range of factors at work which are making it very difficult for minority groups,” Pontifex told Vatican Radio. “As part of the mix of different militant groups at work in the region now, we are seeing a systematic assault on minority groups, and a lot of this is organized along ethnic lines, but particularly religious lines.”

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