WASHINGTON — Church leaders warned that more blood, martyrs and the end of the Church in Syria is the price Syria will pay if the U.S. decides to go ahead with plans to arm the rebel forces.
Syria’s two-year civil war between forces allied with ruling President Bashar al-Assad and the rebel opposition has devolved into a sectarian Shia-Sunni conflict with Christians and other minorities caught in the crossfire.
“We’re seeing what looks like an extermination of Christianity,” Bishop Nicholas Samra, head of the Melkite Catholic Church in the United States, told the Register. “It’s not a healthy situation to help either side militarily at this point.”
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