ASIA/SYRIA - Conflicting statements on the issue of the Sisters of Maalula - Fides News Agency
The story of the nuns of Santa Tecla taken from the convent after the occupation of the city of Maalula by anti-Assad militias remains unclear.
According to sources in Damascus confirmed to agencies also by the Apostolic Nuncio Mario Zenari, the Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf was able to speak over the phone with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch on Wednesday, December 4, confirming that the nuns are fine. While Musab al Jair, spokesman for the Military Council in Damascus (body of the rebels) reported to Efe agency that the nuns could be released somewhere in the region of Qualamun, in response to requests from Christians around the world. The nuns currently find themselves in the city of Yabrud, controlled by the rebels.
On the other hand....