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Russian Orthodox Church Opposes Syrian Intervention

One of the under-examined subplots of the ongoing violence in Syria has been the response by and toward Syrian Christians. Christians comprise around 10 percent of the Syrian population and have generally been left alone under President Assad’s secular regime. For that reason, the Russian Orthodox Church has opposed efforts to intervene and expel Assad from power.