Exhaustion, no hope: Bishop says life in Syria needs ‘attitude of faith’

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May 14, 2015

Syrian citizens clear streets in late April after shelling in Aleppo. Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo says Christians are losing hope, but not faith, as fighting continues. (CNS photo/Syrian Arab News Agency handout via Reuters) See CARITAS-AUDO May 14, 2015.

Syrian citizens clear streets in late April after shelling in Aleppo. Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo says Christians are losing hope, but not faith, as fighting continues. (CNS photo/Syrian Arab News Agency handout via Reuters)

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.

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