ACI Prensa Staff, Feb 10, 2023 / 12:30 pm
Greek Catholic priest Father Fadi Najjar, who serves in Aleppo, Syria, related how he and his community have faced the death and devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey on Feb. 6.
The priest explained that since the earthquake occurred in the early hours of Monday morning in Turkey and Syria, “people have been outside all night, they have left their homes” so “until now we have hardly been able to sleep, because every hour we’re receiving people at the parishes since we’re having aftershocks for 24 hours.”
Najjar said that “many buildings have been seriously damaged or have been directly destroyed.”
Najjar, 40, is the pastor of St. Michael Church in Aleppo, where he serves some 200 families and directs the Al-Inaya school where more than 300 students attend.