Syria: Orthodox Monastery of St. Tekla to Reopen
The Orthodox Monastery of St. Tekla, in the Syrian town of Maalula, will soon be open again to the visits of pilgrims and tourists, according to Fides News Agency. In fact, reconstruction work on the monastery is nearing completion. Maaloula was freed from militants in 2014, after which the restoration of the town and monastery began.
As reported by Fides, an important contribution to the reconstruction of St. Tekla came from the Russian veterans organizations “Boevoe Bratstvo” (Brothers in Arms). Russian media report that the nuns have already returned to the monastery, 90% of the reconstruction is already done, and that