May 14, 2015
ROME (CNS) — Chaldean Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, Syria, and his people are exhausted.
The bishop, who is president of the church’s charitable agency, Caritas Syria, left the country for a few days to attend the general assembly of Caritas Internationals in Rome May 12-17.
Daily life “is becoming more and more difficult and tiring,” he told Catholic News Service. When the fighting first began in 2011, he said, the people of Aleppo held up well because the danger zones were far away.