Christianity in Syria

Christianity In Syria

Christians in Syria make up about 10% of the population. The country's largest Christian denomination is the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch (known as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East), closely followed by the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, itself a Uniate offshoot of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch, and then by an Oriental Syriac Orthodox Church; there are also a minority of Protestants and ethnic Assyrian members of the Assyrian church of the East and Chaldean Catholic Church. The city of Aleppo is believed to have the largest number of Christians in Syria.

The President of Syria has to be a Muslim, as a result of popular demand at the time the constitution was written. However, Syria does not profess a state religion, and does not officially favor any religion over another.

Read more about Christianity In Syria:  Status of Christians in Syria, Origins, Christians and Muslims, Christian Areas

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