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Monastery devastated by jihadists could soon return to being place of prayer and peace

January 07, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: The Monastery of Saint Elian is a Syriac Catholic monastery in Al-Qaryatayn, a town of 14,000 in Homs Governorate in Syria (map).

In 2015, ISIS demolished the 5th-century monastery and abducted its superior, Father Jacques Mourad; five months later, he escaped. In a recent interview with Fides, Father Mourad discussed his plans for rebuilding the monastery.

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