SYRIAN PRELATE ARCHBISHOP SAMIR NASSAR NARROWLY SURVIVES BOMBINGby David Nussman • ChurchMilitant.com • January 18, 2018
Exploding artillery shell came through a window at his residenceDAMASCUS, Syria (ChurchMilitant.com) – Archbishop Samir Nassar is thankful to be alive after barely avoiding a deadly explosion.
The archbishop, a Maronite Catholic, was in his home in Damascus taking a nap on Monday. When he woke up and went to use the bathroom, an artillery shell apparently flew through a window and detonated near his bed.
It was part of a bombardment of the capital by opponents of the Syrian regime, according to international non-profit Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).Free clip from CHURCH MILITANT Premium WATCH MORE LIKE THIS
Archbishop Nassar wrote to ACN, “A shell fell on my bed on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 1:20 p.m., when I had retired for a little siesta — a few seconds at the sink saved my life! The bed was riddled with shrapnel.”