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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