Friday, December 6, 2013

12 nuns abducted as rebels recapture Maaloula

Three other women also abducted; Mother Superior says all ‘fine and safe’

Mar Takla, Maaloula.
Richard / Flickr / Creative Commons
The Vatican has reported that 12 nuns were abducted as opposition rebels captured Syria’s historically Christian town of Maaloula yesterday (December 2).
They were reportedly taken to the nearby rebel-held town of Yabroud.
Febronia Nabhan, Mother Superior at the Saidnaya Convent told the Associated Press today that the nuns who left were accompanied by three other women.
Nabhan said that the Maaloula convent’s Mother Superior, Pelagia Sayaf, called her later on Monday and said they were all “fine and safe”.

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