Syria: Old Franciscan church destroyed

20/4/13 A violent explosion destroyed the church and convent of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars in Deir Ezzor, in Mesopotamia on 15 April, Fides reports. Fr Tony Haddad, Vice-Provincial of the Friars for the Near East, who oversees the Capuchin presence in Lebanon and Syria said: "It was the only church in Deir Ezzor still remained almost ...