Middle East

New patriarch urges Christians to stay

Syria's Greek Orthodox leader, Patriarch Yuhanna X Yazigi, holds candles as he leads the last Sunday service before Christmas at the Mariamite Cathedral of Damascus, the seat of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, on December 23, 2012. Festive spirit is a distant memory for Syria's Christian minority as it faces a second Christmas in the grip of fear of daily violence and the spectre of rising Islamism. AFP PHOTO/STR

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 24, 2012, on page 8.

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