An estimated 300 Christian families in western Syria face persecution, violence and danger, even death, as their villages continue to be controlled by jihadist groups.
Dating from the 1st to the 6th centuries, the churches of Syria’s "Dead Cities" are some of the oldest examples of Christian architecture.
Archbishop Tobji: “The restoration of the cathedral is proof that we are still in this country. Our mouths must continue to praise God in this place.”
During the nine years of the civil war, the Syrian Christians have suffered greatly. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has just launched a new emergency aid program to assist families in need.
Many hospitals and health centers were destroyed by the terrorists leaving the city's health care delivery system in a fragile state.
Religious sister living in Syria talks about the country’s tragic conditions.
"Let us not forget those brothers and sisters, and the many children, who are suffering there"
Palmyra and other sites reconstructed for Smithsonian visitors in virtual walk-through.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians caught in the middle of the intensified fighting
Urges international community to diplomacy, dialogue, negotiation