NEWS FEATURE: Christian presence dwindling in Holy Land

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c. 1998 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ Candles lit the darkness of the Syrian Orthodox Convent of St. Mark, built in 70 A.D., as roughly 200 worshippers packing the pews, crowding the aisle and cramming the altar as they prayed in the rhythmic Aramaic language of the first Christians. Metropolitan Mar Sewerios Malki Murad, patriarch […]

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