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Syrian crisis prompts bid by faithful to ease suffering

Church is raising funds for victims

As a civil war rages in his home country, Syrian native Moussa Sallale knows his family in Damascus is under constant threat. Their next-door neighbor’s house in the Syrian capital was destroyed by a missile. So was their church.

Sallale’s nephew is lucky to be alive after having survived a kidnapping. His sister died when she was unable to get her diabetes medication in time.

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