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Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'
Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'

With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter mass in nearly 60 years.

Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'
Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity
Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity

Syria's Greek Orthodox faithful bore a heavy cross on Friday as they marked the crucifixion of Christ, their country ravaged by two years of war and two of their bishops missing after being kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity

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