Syrian Bishop Speaks of Misery and Persecution

Aleppo

Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart grants interview to John Allen Jr. on the Syrian situation, and the plight of Christians. “I feel responsible for the survival of a Church founded by the apostles themselves.” he says. “The first Christians in Syria were baptized the day of the Pentecost in Jerusalem, by Peter and the other apostles. … They spread all over the region and founded the Church. The Lord gave me this responsibility in Syria, and I cannot simply accept that during my mandate, the Christians disappear. I’ll never stop fighting so they can hold on.” (Full Article and Interview)

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