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Russian Orthodox Church, Vatican Team Up to Rebuild Christian Sites in Syria
TASS ^ | 7/8/11

Posted on 07/11/2018 6:07:44 PM PDT by marshmallow

BARI /Italy/, July 8. /TASS/. The Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches have begun implementing a plan aimed at reconstruction of Christian churches and monasteries destroyed during the years of Syrian war, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, told TASS on Saturday.

"We have taken on reconstruction, and some churches and monasteries are being rebuilt now. In particular, restoration work is nearing an end in Maaloula. It is one of the major holy sites in the Antioch Orthodox Church, a nunnery built in the location where the Aramaic language was spoken not long ago," the bishop said. "The nuns were forced to leave the place, but we are hoping now they will be able to return."

Metropolitan Hilarion admitted that conditions remain tense in Syria.

"On the other hand, we have to begin with something and we have already begun without waiting for the moment when the conditions are ideal. Perhaps, this moment will not come soon," he noted.

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1 posted on 07/11/2018 6:07:44 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

73% of Russians are now practicing Christians Most are Russian Orthodox but there is a large constituency of Catholic, and Protestant franchises there. Vladimir Putin is a practicing Russian Orthodox which accepts as true that Jesus is the Son of God. The Russians / Syrian / Iranian Shia just annihilated the Isis ( al qaeda) bastards from sunni Saudi Arabia that killed over 3000 AMERICANS on 911. Don’t you think we should say THANK YOU?


2 posted on 07/11/2018 6:24:42 PM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will shut down the government to get the WALL in Sept.ith the solar)
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To: marshmallow
“Enough pretending that there are ways to dialogue with Islam,” says the Syriac-Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Syriacs, “a religion where [there is] no will to separate religion from all aspects of life and where [there is] no possibility of an exegesis.”

Patriarch Younan on meeting in Bari, Christianity in the Middle East, dialogue with Islam

Too bad Pope Francis doesn't get the obvious point.

3 posted on 07/11/2018 6:48:52 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: marshmallow

The Russians are going to out God us if we aren’t careful. Hell, they already are.


4 posted on 07/11/2018 8:10:27 PM PDT by youngidiot (God will bless you for doing what you ought to be doing any damned way. He's amazing.)
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When did they outlaw abortion? What is their abortion rate compared to ours? But yeah they are in a demographic hole where I could see them being the first country to make it illegal again after it was legal. If only for national security reasons. They definitely have a better handle on the homosexual agenda than we do.

Freegards


5 posted on 07/11/2018 8:28:18 PM PDT by Ransomed
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