#ShortNews: Christians now only 2% of Syrian population

After the conflict that tore Syria apart for 7 years, the Christian component of the Syrian population probably has fallen to around 2 percent. And the Christian presence in the Middle East runs the risk of becoming extinct not so much because churches are destroyed, but because men emigrate abroad, while families with a Christian spouse and a Muslim spouse will follow the Islamic religion.

This was reported by the blog of the Embassy of Hungary to the Holy See, in the brief report on the visit made in recent days by the Apostolic Nuncio in Hungary.

Read full article; http://www.fides.org/en/news/65459-ASIA_SYRIA_Cardinal_Zenari_Christians_represent_only_2_of_the_Syrian_population

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