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A Syrian Monastery

This story originally aired on Religion & Ethics and Newsweekly on July 20, 2012.

The spiraling violence in Syria has affected all areas of life, including religious life. The Syrian desert monastery Deir Mar Musa, north of Damascus, was once a center of pilgrimage and interfaith dialogue. But the Catholic priest who leads the monastery was expelled from Syria last month, and the future of his ministry is uncertain. Fred de Sam Lazaro visited before the violence exploded

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