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Bishop speaks of starvation in Aleppo

Catholic World News - April 11, 2013

The Chaldean Catholic bishop of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, described the devastation wrought by war as rebels advance on the city.

“One lives day by day,” says Bishop Antoine Audo, a native of Aleppo. “I have the impression that people are more and more exhausted. They have all become poor and everyone is always looking for something to eat for himself and his family. In the streets of Aleppo you can see the people that run endlessly with bags in their hand, trying to find a bit of bread.”

“The anarchy of the war allows you to perceive in even stronger terms the greatness of human dignity, just when it seems so humiliated,” he added. “In all this, many seek God and ask him for peace of heart, in prayer.”

More than 300 Christian families recently fled an Aleppo district following its takeover by rebels.

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