Although they place an added emphasis on support for Christians, the religious minority, the aid they supply is distributed regardless of religion. Everything is done for people "without consideration of their belief, of their creed," he emphasized.
"Normally, in our work, we do not distinguish between different Christian confessions or if someone comes from another religion, we are helping everybody. We are trying, through the simple fact that we are open to everybody…to foster this social issue. To help people to live together."
"This is a big contribution that the Catholic Church can give," he continued. "Not just in kindness, but exactly in this period of cooperation and of cohabitation, regardless of religion, of culture, or of ethnic belonging."
Asked if he found there to be any one or two needs that are most urgent, Mons. Dal Toso said that it is "difficult to determine if there is one priority," the needs are so immense, though building up houses is one, since many were destroyed by bombs.
Another is food, of course, "because people are really living in poverty." Healthcare is also an urgent need: We "continue our work with our Catholic hospitals," he said, "supporting people who are sick." Education also tops the list.
"So I would say that the needs are really many, and we cannot answer to every need that we find, but at least we can try to do our best."
"And I have the impression, this I have to say, that the engagement of the Catholic communities and of the Catholic Church through the different agencies, and so on, is a very big effort in order to help the Syrian population," he said.
The visit of the Holy See's delegation also included a meeting with the civil authorities, who gave their greeting to the Pope and expressed their gratitude for the gesture of Pope Francis in giving the Nuncio the dignity of a cardinal.
The role of the civil authority in Syria at this moment, Mons. Dal Toso said, is to "foster the process of peace" as much as possible, and make it easy for the organizations working there to carry out their work, which he said, in his experience, has thankfully not been an issue so far.
Reflecting on the visit, Mons. Dal Toso said it was very important to him "to see the people concretely, to see the faces."
"It is important that you can see the people for whom you are working."
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Overall, the most important message he received was to see the hope of the people, he said. "To see that they, even in these difficulties that they have, the sufferings they have, that they are willing to build up a new future, and that this message of hope is a message everybody needs."
"I have always said it is not just what we as the universal Church can give to Aleppo, but what these communities can give us. And these communities give us a big testimony of strong faith, even in the midst of suffering," he said.
"And also a testimony of hope, that even if this situation is a bad situation, even if the situation seems to be without perspectives, that there is, from a Christian point of view, always a perspective, always a hope. There is always a way out. And I am very grateful for this testimony."
Elise Harris contributed to this article.