Syrian Nuns Kidnapped; Pope Francis Calls for Prayer

Syrian nun kidnapped

Pope Francis, at the end of his General Audience on Wednesday, December 4, called on everyone to pray for a group of Syrian nuns who were kidnapped from the Monastery of Saint Tecla, a Greek Orthodox monastery near the ancient Christian town of Ma’lula, about 35 miles north of Damascus.I told the story over at the Kresta in the Afternoon blog.  The Holy Father said,“Now I would like to invite everyone to pray for the religious sisters of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Tecla i … [Read more...]