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SYRIA - Islamist militiamen in Tahrir al Sham allow Christians to publicly celebrate Mass in the province of Idlib

idlib xxIdlib (Agenzia Fides) - Mass was celebrated in a church that had been closed for ten years. This happened in the province of Idlib, in an area still controlled by the anti-Assad Islamist militias. Permission to re-open the Christian place of worship and celebrate the Eucharistic liturgy in a serene and festive atmosphere was the same head of the jihadist faction that, in past years, had seized property and the houses of Christians as "spoils of war".
This event is emblematic of the real situation experienced by the Christian communities in this region of Syria.

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