In an interview with Novosti News Agency, he said, “Syria’s Christians are in serious danger, as the world ignored crimes committed against them. Russia should speak, publicly, about this disaster in the international fora to draw the world’s attention to their suffering in Syria.”
It is important to mention that recently armed individuals killed 11 people, most of whom were Christian, in the Syrian governorate of Homs. Media channels also reported on the burning of the Syriac church in Deir al-Zour, in June, by armed members of the Al-Nusra Front. The church was not the only target for the radical group, as they also targeted the Latin Church, which faced two consecutive bombings by Salafist and takfiri groups.
Churches in Syria adopted a neutral position in the current conflict and provided support for all evicted and displaced people on the basis of humanitarian ethics.