By Suzette Gutierrez Cachila, The Christian Times.
A Catholic nun and priest attended the #WeAreN2016 international congress on religious freedom, which was held April 28 to 30 in New York and sought protection from the United Nations against the brutalities of persecution.
Sister Maria de Guadalupe and Father Rodrigo Miranda, missionaries from the Institute of the Incarnate Word, spoke to conference delegates about what Christians go through in Syria, particularly in Aleppo, the country’s economic center. They said the attacks from Muslim extremists are a form of genocide because they are targeted toward Christians.
Christian communities are attacked particularly during celebrations of important feasts; buildings and other church properties are destroyed every Christmas and Easter.
Father Rodrigo said members of the church are “kidnapped, tortured, martyred, beheaded, cut in pieces.” And this is not even the whole story.
He said the Muslim extremists attacked Christian children in various ways.