More than 120 churches were destroyed in Syria during military activities, Patriarch of Antioch John X told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday.
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"Terrorists destroyed more than 120 churches... Nevertheless, we now have hope that the destroyed schools, hospitals, churches, monasteries, mosques and other buildings will be restored," the Patriarch said.
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"It was very important to eliminate terrorism, which poses a threat not only to Syria but also to the entire world. Today, almost all of the Syrian territory has been liberated, including areas where Christians lived," John X added.