Syria: A catholic church attacked by the islamic state

Source: FSSPX News

On April 5, 2015, Easter Sunday, the jihadist group the Islamic State (IS) blew up a church in Tal Nasra, in northeastern Syria. According to the Syrian State press agency SANA, however, there were no victims. The church of the Virgin Mary was built in 1934; it is one of the city’s three main Catholic edifices.

Last February, the IS militants burned the historical church of Tal Hurmos, one of the oldest churches in Syria, and destroyed three other places of worship in the city of Tal Tamer, in the northeast part of the country.

In Syria, the Christian faithful make up about 10% of the mostly Sunnite Muslim population.

(sources: apic/xinhuanet – DICI no.314 April 24, 2015)

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