2016-09-02 14:49:00

Orthodox believers in Aleppo pray under shelling

Moscow, September 2, Interfax - Orthodox Christians in Syrian Aleppo come to pray at the divine service in spite of shelling from militants.

"Terrorist attacks killed 50 parishioners of our church. Everyone is afraid of death. If you are a believer, God will help you. Come to our church on Sunday. The church is full of people, in spite of shelling," rector of St. Iliah Church in Aleppo Father Musa al Hasy said, Ren-TV reports on Friday.

Hundreds of people fou nd refuge in the local Orthodox community. A humanitarian center that helps all residents independently of their religion work at the church. About 350,000 people a year turn here for help.

The people in need receive family sets, including food, hygiene products, drugs. Up to 400 people receive such sets every day.