Even the priests are leaving the country - only 1,900 families are left.
October 3, 2015
Even priests are now leaving Syria in an effort to protect their children and grandchildren.
In the region of Aleppo, near the border with Turkey, in 2010 there were living 75,000 Orthodox Christian families. In 2013 their number was reduced by fifty thousand. Today, according to the most optimistic estimates, there are no more than 1,900 families. And of the 20 priests that shepherded the city and villages around Aleppo, today there remain only 2.