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Churches come to the aid of earthquake-stricken Syria

BEIRUT — In Aleppo, Syria, devastated by a catastrophic earthquake Feb. 6, all nine Christian rites — Catholic and Orthodox — are coming to the aid of the stricken population.

Xavier Stephen Bisits, head of the mission section for Lebanon and Syria of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), arrived in Aleppo from neighboring Lebanon on Feb. 7, a day after the disaster. 

ACN has already launched an emergency fundraising appeal.

“The destruction is very obvious on the streets,” Bisits told the Register of the situation in Aleppo, ravaged already by 12 years of war. “Sometimes it is hard to tell which buildings have collapsed because of the war and which buildings have collapsed because of the earthquake,” he continued.

2023-02-16T22:10:05+00:00 February 16th, 2023|Categories: News|