Syrian rebels targeting Aleppo’s churches, says prelate
Catholic World News - June 17, 2014
The Armenian Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, has told the Fides news agency that rebel forces have surrounded the city and are targeting churches.
Archbishop Boutros Marayati said that he and his Orthodox counterpart have “found homes and schools destroyed, and many people have sought refuge in churches, which are also targeted.”
Rebel forces have also gained control of the city’s water supply and have cut off water to the city for days at a time. “In our churches and mosques, in order to meet the emergency, we have reactivated ancient wells that provide access to groundwater faults,” said Archbishop Marayati.
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