It’s officially confirmed, ISIS destroyed oldest Christian monastery St. Elijah


And the destruction was complete. The Islamic State group, which now controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, have destroyed whatever they consider contrary to their interpretation of Islam and it’s about more than 100 religious and historic sites, including mosques, tombs, shrines and churches, ancient monuments in the cities of Nineveh, Palmyra and Hatra. At the same time museums and libraries have been pillaged and artwork crushed or trafficked. Spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi,at Vatican, noted that since the monastery dates back to the time Christians were united, before the break with Orthodox and Catholics, the place would be a special one for many. He appreciated Isis’ actions as “ sad and dramatic.”


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