1st Mass in Aleppo cathedral since 2012
December 26, 2016
The defeat of rebel forces in Aleppo, once Syria’s largest city, has allowed Maronite Catholics to celebrate the first Mass in their cathedral since 2012.
The Reuters news agency reported that Aleppo’s Christians are jubilant at the recent victory of President Bashar al-Assad and that Russian soldiers, who supported Assad, joined local Christians for Christmas Mass at St. Elias Cathedral.
- Aleppo Christians celebrate holiday in hope peace has returned (Reuters)
- Stunning drone footage captures damaged St Elias Cathedral in Aleppo (RT.com)
- Aleppo Citizens Transform Debris of Destroyed Cathedral Into Nativity Scene (Sputnik News)
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Dec. 27, 2016 11:52 AM ET USA
It's a true war that did not take a turn for the better until the Russians found it their duty to fill the gap in charity left by an unsympathetic U.S. Administration.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Dec. 26, 2016 6:03 PM ET USA
The drone footage makes the entire area look like 1945 Berlin. God help them all.