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Missile attack on Franciscan school in Aleppo

May 24, 2016

A missile struck a Franciscan middle school in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, on May 22, killing one and injuring two.

“The explosion was extremely violent, and it was strongly felt," said Brother Firas Lutfi, OFM, the school’s principal. “Apparently there is a no longer one place in Aleppo that is 100% safe.”

Father Francesco Patton, the new Franciscan superior in the Holy Land and the Middle East, called for prayer and fasting for Syria.


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