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Syrian rebel rockets damage prelate’s residence, Catholic school

Catholic World News - June 06, 2014

The Armenian Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, has told the Fides news agency that rebel rocket fire has damaged his residence and a Catholic school.

“It was a pretty powerful missile which damaged the school and one wing of the building, breaking the doors and shattering many windows,” Archbishop Boutros Marayati told the Fides news agency. “Another missile, less powerful, fell on our school yesterday.”

Despite the rocket attacks, Aleppo residents went to the polls to cast their ballots in the June 3 presidential election. “All citizens are for various reasons siding with [Bashar al-]Assad,” said Archbishop Marayati. Assad, who has led the nation since 2000, won the election with nearly 89% of the vote.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Jun. 06, 2014 12:16 PM ET USA

    Small wonder that they voted for someone who isn't rocketing their church and school. In other areas, the Islamic extremists simply engage in ethnic cleansing.

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