Two-thirds of Christians have left Syria: Aleppo bishop

Chaldean Catholic bishop Antoine Audo said there were about 1.5 million Christians in the country before the start of the conflict in March 2011Two-thirds of Syria’s Christians have left the country, an Aleppo bishop said Wednesday, blaming violence and insecurity spread by extremist groups and insisting most Christians still support the Syrian president. Chaldean Catholic bishop Antoine Audo said there were about 1.5 million Christians in the country before the start of the conflict in March 2011. Two-thirds have left mainly due to the insecurity,” he told reporters in Geneva.

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