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Syrian President Assad visits Catholic parish

December 21, 2015

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad visisted a Melkite Catholic church in Damascus on December 18, the Syrian government reports. 

The Syrian leader and his wife Asma went to the parish of Our Lady of Damascu, in the Al Qussar sector of the city, which is close to a rebel-held area. The parish has occasionally been hit by rebel grenades and missiles. Syrian govenrment broadcasts showed images of Assad and his wife speaking with parishioners about their plans for the Christmas celebration. 


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