Syrian archbishop takes refuge in Lebanon after offices sacked
August 27, 2012
Melkite Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, has sought refuge in Lebanon after his offies were ransacked by rebel troops.
The offices of the Maronite Catholic archdiocese of Aleppo, and a Byzantine Christian museum, were also damaged by the marauding troops. A Church spokesman blamed the destruction on groups “who want to start a religious war and drag the Syrian people into a sectarian conflict.”
- Aleppo archbishop flees to Lebanon, Vatican radio says (AFP)
- Residences of Melkite, Maronite archbishops in Aleppo ransacked (CNS)