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With Easter Approaching, Christians Targeted In Syria03:59

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In Syria, targeted violence against Christians has escalated.

Many Christians are reported to have been abducted, physically harmed or killed, and churches damaged or destroyed. Among the dead is a beloved Dutch priest, 75-year-old Fr. Frans van der Lugt.

Christians have already fled the country, but a Jesuit priest, Fr. Nawras Samour, has decided to stay behind.

The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the H&N podcast or with the WBUR mobile app.


This segment aired on April 18, 2014.

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