Virgin Mary Statue returns to monastery in terrorism-battered Maaloula

May 2014 Damascus Countryside, (SANA) Amid popular and civil participation, the army returned on Monday a statue of the Virgin Mary which terrorists had shattered to St. Sergius and St. Bacchus Monastery in Maaloula in Damascus Countryside, as SANA reporter said. The statue sustained significant damage at the hands of terrorists when they were running amok in ...

Archbishop Hanna: President al-Assad’s visit to Maaloula indicates failure of conspiracy against Syria

21/4/14 Occupied Jerusalem, (SANA)- Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna directed a congratulatory and solidarity message to the Syrian people on the occasion of the Easter, hoping that God will save Syria, its people and army. Archbishop Hanna said that President Bashar al-Assad's visit to Maaloula village in Damascus Countryside and inspecting the damage caused to ...