Syria: First Christmas in five years is celebrated in cathedral ruins of Aleppo


The Muslim Issue

Christmas in Aleppo: Worshippers cram into cathedral that was almost destroyed by rocket fire for its first December 25 mass in five years… as Assad and his wife meet orphans at a Christian convent

  • Christians in Syria’s Aleppo took part in Christmas services after President al-Assad’s forces retook control
  • The Old City’s Saint Elias Cathedral, its roof collapsed following rocket fire, hosted its first mass in five years
  • 4,000 fighters recently left rebel-held areas in the ‘last stages’ of an evacuation as Syrian army retakes city
  • In Bartalla, near Mosul, Iraq, Christians had service at fire-scarred church after town was retaken from ISIS

Christians in Syria’s Aleppo took part in Christmas services after President Bashar al-Assad’s forces retook full control of the ruined former economic hub.

The Old City’s Saint Elias Cathedral, its roof collapsed under rocket fire, hosted…

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One thought on “Syria: First Christmas in five years is celebrated in cathedral ruins of Aleppo

  1. Everyone wants to jump on me for saying so, but I think it’s a good thing that the rebels are leaving the city. Have you checked out my fellow Canadian, the journalist Eva Bartlett. After being in Syria 6 times, and just getting back from Aleppo, she says the people there are truly feeling liberated now that Assad is back in control of the city. Her reports to the UN are causing quite the stir since she says the MSM has been lying to us from the very beginning, about everything.

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