Photo exhibit in Rome shows devastation of Syria
February 09, 2015
Melkite Catholics in Rome have organized a photo exhibit to draw attention to the plight of Syria’s embattled Christians.
The exhibit, on display near the Melkite basilica of St. Mary in Cosmedin, includes before-and-after photos from Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, and other sites in Syria. The collection of photos show the devastation of the country, with a special focus on the destruction of artworks and archeological sites.
Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, the Melkite vicar for Jerusalem, told an audience at the opening of the exhibit that Syria was “once a bridge between the West and the Arab world, a place of cohabitation for religions, turned from paradise to a real hell.”
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