December 25, 2016
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 P.M.) - Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with his wife and children visited the historical Christian village of Saydnaya in rural Damascus on Sunday in order to commemorate the Christmas holiday.
Assad and his family greeted hundreds of churchgoers outside a monastery in Saydnaya, offering warm wishes on this Christian holiday. [see website for photo]
Last year, the Assad family traveled to the liberated town of Ma'aloula to celebrate Christmas, marking their annual holiday visit with the Christians of Syria.