Russian aid helps tens of thousands of Christians stay in Aleppo – Patriarch John X

I visited Aleppo. Of approximately four million people in this city, around 35,000 Christians, not only Orthodox ones, have remained in this city,” Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East said, as reported by Interfax. “The existence of Christians in Syria is a very important issue,” he said. “The aid Russia provides is helping the people remain in the country,” he said.