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Pray for the Nuns of the St. Thecla Orthodox Monastery in Syria

Saint Thecla
Saint Thecla

The news coming out of Syria continues to be frustrating and grim. News broke today that 12 nuns from the St. Thecla Orthodox Monastery outside of Damascus.

Damascus (AsiaNews) – Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula (north of Damascus). Mgr Mario Zenari, the Vatican nuncio in Damascus, confirmed the information after speaking with the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate. Through the Vatican diplomat, the latter “calls on all Catholics to pray for the women religious.”

Please pray for them.