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Churches Come to the Aid of Earthquake-Stricken Syria

Clockwise from top: Damage in Aleppo, Syria, is seen in the aftermath of the Feb. 6 quake. The Mekhtarist Armenian Catholic School in Aleppo sheltered more than 2,000 people the first night of the earthquake. In Aleppo, people sleep, or prepare to sleep, in their cars outside of a church Feb. 7.

In response to the earthquake, the patriarchs of and heads of churches in Syria demand the lifting of ‘unjust sanctions,’ calling for ‘exceptional measures’ to secure delivery of humanitarian aid.