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Dire conditions in Aleppo

May 10, 2016

A Franciscan priest who ministers in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, told Aid to the Church in Need that “never since the beginning of this terrible war were things as bad as they are now.”

“I have no words to describe all the suffering I see on a daily basis,” said Father Ibrahim Alsabagh. “Rockets and bombs are raining down on churches, mosques, schools and hospitals.”

Stating that he tries to offer consolation “with the word of God, but also with deeds of corporal mercy,” the priest said that “though the cross the local Christians are carrying is very heavy, this suffering also creates a communion with God and with one another such as I have never seen before.”


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - May. 10, 2016 5:36 PM ET USA

    All this tragedy, courtesy of U.S. foreign policy!