Syrian archbishop takes refuge in Lebanon after offices sacked
Catholic World News - 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.”
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