SYRIA - Maaloula: Islamist rebels abduct 12 nuns from the St Thecla Orthodox monastery [AN]


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The sisters were abducted this afternoon when a group of armed men stormed the monastery. For Vatican nuncio Mgr Mario Zenari and the Greek Orthodox Church, the rebels have taken the nuns to Yabrud, a city 80 km from Damascus.

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It would be better to have a Syrian mega-thread, no?
May God protect the people of Maalula. They should have armed themselves though.


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