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RECENTLY WAS ABLE TO GET MARRIED, TOO.
MARRIED, TOO. LIVING THE DREAM.
LIVING THE DREAM. >>> NOW TO SYRIA WHERE IT MEANS
>>> NOW TO SYRIA WHERE IT MEANS CHRISTIANS CAN RETURN TO
CHRISTIANS CAN RETURN TO CHURCHES ONCE UNDER ATTACK.
CHURCHES ONCE UNDER ATTACK. BILL NEILY GIVES US A RARE LOOK
BILL NEILY GIVES US A RARE LOOK INSIDE A VILLAGE THAT'S
INSIDE A VILLAGE THAT'S CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS.
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS. >> GOOD MORNING, GUYS.
>> GOOD MORNING, GUYS. CHRISTIANS IN SYRIA HAVE HAD
CHRISTIANS IN SYRIA HAVE HAD LITTLE TO CELEBRATE OVER THE
LITTLE TO CELEBRATE OVER THE LAST EIGHT TERRIBLE YEARS OF
LAST EIGHT TERRIBLE YEARS OF WAR.
WAR. BUT IN ONE SMALL TOWN, WHERE
BUT IN ONE SMALL TOWN, WHERE CHRISTIANS HAVE HIDDEN IN THE
CHRISTIANS HAVE HIDDEN IN THE MOUNTAINS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS,
MOUNTAINS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, THEY CANNOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
THEY CANNOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND THEIR FREEDOM.
AND THEIR FREEDOM. >> IN THE BIBLICAL LANDSCAPE OF
>> IN THE BIBLICAL LANDSCAPE OF A COUNTRY SCARRED BY WAR LIES A
A COUNTRY SCARRED BY WAR LIES A PLACE ALMOST BROKEN BY IT.
PLACE ALMOST BROKEN BY IT. IT'S A CHRISTIAN TOWN IN MAINLY
IT'S A CHRISTIAN TOWN IN MAINLY MUSLIM SYRIA AND ONCE A PLACE OF
MUSLIM SYRIA AND ONCE A PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE.
PILGRIMAGE. >> REBELS CAPTURED IT AND FOUGHT
>> REBELS CAPTURED IT AND FOUGHT OFF SYRIA'S ARMY.
OFF SYRIA'S ARMY. I WAS THERE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
I WAS THERE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIREFIGHT.
OF THE FIREFIGHT. 500 YARDS AWAY, REBELS ARE
500 YARDS AWAY, REBELS ARE PINNING THEM AND US DOWN HERE.
PINNING THEM AND US DOWN HERE. A CHRISTIAN MONASTERY BECAME A
A CHRISTIAN MONASTERY BECAME A SNIMER'S NEST.
SNIMER'S NEST. THE BULLET HOLES REMAIN BUT
THE BULLET HOLES REMAIN BUT TODAY THE CHURCH IS READY FOR
TODAY THE CHURCH IS READY FOR CHRISTMAS AND READY TO
CHRISTMAS AND READY TO CELEBRATE.
CELEBRATE. >> TO HAVE A RESURRECTION IF YOU
>> TO HAVE A RESURRECTION IF YOU LIKE.
LIKE. >> FOR ALMOST 2,000 YEARS, THIS
>> FOR ALMOST 2,000 YEARS, THIS HAS BEEN A PLACE OF REFUGE FOR
HAS BEEN A PLACE OF REFUGE FOR CHRISTIANS.
CHRISTIANS. THEY LITERALLY DUG THEMSELVES IN
THEY LITERALLY DUG THEMSELVES IN TO THE SIDE OF THESE MOUNTAINS.
TO THE SIDE OF THESE MOUNTAINS. NOW AS SYRIA'S WAR DRAWS TO AN
NOW AS SYRIA'S WAR DRAWS TO AN END, THEY SAY THEY FEEL SAFE
END, THEY SAY THEY FEEL SAFE AGAIN.
AGAIN. >> IT WOULD NOT BE -- ANYMORE.
>> IT WOULD NOT BE -- ANYMORE. >> SNIPERS HAVE NEVER TRIED TO
>> SNIPERS HAVE NEVER TRIED TO COME BACK?
COME BACK? >> BUT THEY HAVE SUFFERED, AND
>> BUT THEY HAVE SUFFERED, AND THEY GRIEVE LOST LIVES LIKE
THEY GRIEVE LOST LIVES LIKE MILLIONS IN SYRIA.
MILLIONS IN SYRIA. FOR MANY, THERE IS NO REBIRTH.
FOR MANY, THERE IS NO REBIRTH. REBUILDING THIS TOWN ISN'T
REBUILDING THIS TOWN ISN'T QUICK.
QUICK. SOME WHO FLED HAVE NEVER
SOME WHO FLED HAVE NEVER RETURNED, NOR HAVE THE TOURISTS
RETURNED, NOR HAVE THE TOURISTS WHO ONCE CAME HERE IN THEIR
WHO ONCE CAME HERE IN THEIR THOUSANDS.
THOUSANDS. LIKE MANY SYRIAN CHRISTIANS,
LIKE MANY SYRIAN CHRISTIANS, MOST PEOPLE HERE SUPPORT
MOST PEOPLE HERE SUPPORT PRESIDENT ASSAD AND BELIEVE
PRESIDENT ASSAD AND BELIEVE AMERICA DIDN'T DO ENOUGH TO
AMERICA DIDN'T DO ENOUGH TO DEFEAT ISLAMISTS LIKE ISIS.
DEFEAT ISLAMISTS LIKE ISIS. THERE'S NO HATRED IN THE TOWN
THERE'S NO HATRED IN THE TOWN WHERE THEY SPEAK ARAMAIC, THE
WHERE THEY SPEAK ARAMAIC, THE LANGUAGE ONCE SPOKEN BY JESUS.
LANGUAGE ONCE SPOKEN BY JESUS. AND WHERE THEY CELEBRATE HIS
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