Three bells and two copper plates of Maaloula churches stolen by terrorists retrieved
Three bells and two copper plates stolen by terrorists from the churches of Maaloula town were located Tuesday in the Melkite Greek Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Dormition in Damascus.
Terrorist organizations overran the iconic ancient town, located near Damascus, in September 2013. Maaloula, which is home to ancient monasteries and churches, suffered unspeakable brutality, vandalism and destruction at the hands of terrorists.
Those blew up St. Thecla Convent, which brought part of it tumbling down, before moving to vandalize the new church and burn the temple’s marble gate decorated with holy icons.
Walls had been charred, saints’ icons stripped off and the Christ’s icons stabbed with knives. An array of several other icons of priceless value were damaged and deformed.
Moreover, lootings abounded in the town. Terrorists stole brass pieces, chandeliers, a 3-meter-long bronze statue of…
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