Desperate choice faces Christians in Syria

Life has become so dangerous for Christians in Syria that they face the choice of trying to leave — in itself a difficult course of action — or being killed.

That’s the view of the Maronite archbishop of Damascus, Archbishop Samir Nassar, who says defenceless civilians, both Christians and Muslims, are being killed each day by bombs, car bombs, snipers and lack of medical care.

The local Church has become a “wall of tears”, to which all are turning “for protection and help in finding a visa to leave”.

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