Foundation stone for the Armenian Genocide Memorial laid at Bab Sharqi – Damascus

27/4/15 Damascus: His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II participates in the laying of foundation stone of the memorial monument of the Armenian Genocide in Bab Sharqi - Damascus. Source:    

Rebels Shell Orthodox Elementary School in Damascus, 9 Children Killed

    12/11/13 The website of the school can be found here. The Patriarchate has published the following pictures, here: Damascus (AFP) - Nine children were killed and 27 people wounded when mortar rounds hit a school and a  school bus in the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, state television  reported. "The toll in the  terrorist targeting of the St. ...

Suicide blast in Christian neighborhood in Syria kills 4

Associated Press - 27/6/13 DAMASCUS, Syria –  A suicide attacker blew himself up near one of the main churches in the Syrian capital Thursday, killing at least four people, state-run TV said. The blast struck in the vicinity of the Greek Orthodox Virgin Mary Church in the predominantly Christian neighborhood of Bab Sharqi in central Damascus, according ...