“We are under bombs every day. I think many Christians will flee from Aleppo and seek shelter in the coastal area, but they will do it when schools and universities close, after the exams. In the disaster in which we live, even this year schools and universities remained open in the central districts of Aleppo,” Syrian Jesuit Antoine Audo told Fides News Agency on Friday.
The Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo has revealed that Christians are living “under bombs” every day in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, and are among the most defenseless people because they have no weapons to fight back. The bishop warned, however, that factions trying to characterize the conflict as Muslims against Christians are often simply looking to take a hold of territory.
Aleppo has suffered greatly in the five-year civil war in Syria, which has killed over 220,000 people, according to humanitarian agencies such as Oxfam International.
Aleppo also suffered heavy damage over the Orthodox Easter period, leading Christian leaders in the region to cry out at the ongoing slaughter of men, women and children.