9 January 2013, 16:45

Anti-Christian violence in Syria can trigger mass exodus – report

Anti-Christian violence in Syria can trigger mass exodus – report

Syria’s ongoing turmoil has turned the country into a dangerous place for Christians, an international missionary organization Open Doors says.

According to its World Watch List 2012, the situation in embattled Syria is getting worse for Christians. Syria has moved up to place 11 from 36 on Open Door’s list of least Christian friendly states, since the coflict broke out more than a year ago.

According to the report, many Syrian Christians are facing violence against them, many have been kidnapped or murdered, while churches have been severely damaged or demolished. The estimated Christian population in the country stands at around 10%. 

As the regime is losing control over the country, tens of thousands of Christians are forced to flee Syria.The organization has warned this could lead to further isolation of Christians and their mass exodus like the one we witnessed in Iraq.

Voice of Russia, Interfax

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