A bishop in Syria narrowly avoided death when a bomb landed on his bed during an offensive in the country’s capital, Damascus. According to Christian humanitarian charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar’s life was spared because he woke up from a nap to go to his bathroom on Monday.
He told ACN: “A shell fell on my bed… when I had retired for a little siesta, a few seconds at the sink saved my life!
“The bed was riddled with shrapnel.” Staff at the church feared the explosive killed Bishop Samir.
Bishop Samir told the charity: “They cried with joy when they saw me coming out alive of the smoke and rubble. Read more