Christian Patriarchs plead: help us survive in Syria
June 09, 2015
The five Christian patriarchs of Antioch have joined in a public plea for help for Christians in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Meeting in Damascus, the five patriarchs—representing the Antiochan Catholic, Melkite Catholic, Syriac Catholic, Maronite Catholic, and Syriac Orthodox faiths—pledged to maintain the Christian presence in Syria, whatever the cost.
"We are authentic (people) of this land, deeply rooted in its earth that was watered by the sweat of our fathers and grandfathers, and we confirm more than ever that we are staying," the patriarchs said. They appealed to “everyone who claims to have an interest in our fate to help us to remain.”
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