Armed band invades Syrian monastery
Catholic World News - February 27, 2012
A band of armed men forced their way into a Catholic monastery in Syria last week, searching the building and destroying communications devices before eventually leaving.
The armed men—who were wearing masks and could not be identified—entered the Mar Musa monastery, north of Damascus, on February 22. The group forced all residents to remain in the chapel for an hour while they searched the premises, supposedly looking for weapons and/or money.
Residents at Mar Musa monastery did not know who the armed men were, who they represented, and why they expected to find weapons in a monastery.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,498 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!