Syria: gunmen steal property from ancient monastery
CWN - August 08, 2012
Gunmen have stolen property from a Syrian Catholic monastery that dates to the sixth century. The monastery had stood abandoned until an Italian Jesuit, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, founded a community there.
“The gunmen stole everything they could steal” but no monks were injured, a source told the ANSA news agency.
Father Dall’Oglio was expelled from Syria in June after calling for greater democracy and respect for human rights.
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