CHRISTIAN ARCHBISHOP FLEES SYRIA FOR LEBANON IN WAKE OF OFFICES ATTACKED BY REBEL FORCES

And then there are those who still hold to the fiction that Christians are united with the rebels.

Christian archbishop flees Syria: report

al-Reuters – 11 hrs ago

ROME (Reuters) – A Christian archbishop fled Syria after his offices were ransacked last week amid fighting between rebels and government forces in the country’s biggest city Aleppo, Catholic news agency Fides said on Monday.

The Melchite Greek Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Jean-Clement Jeanbart, and a number of priests fled to Lebanon after the attack on Thursday, Fides said.

The Melchite Greek Catholic Church is a community of Middle Eastern Christians who are in full communion with Rome.

Fides said “unidentified groups who want to feed a religious war and drag the Syrian population into sectarian conflicts” attacked the Christian area in the old quarter of Aleppo.

A Byzantine Christian museum and an office of the Maronite Christian faith were also damaged, the report said.

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Via Weasel Zippers.

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