DAMASCUS — The Vatican’s nunciature in Damascus was hit by a mortar round at 6:30am on Tuesday, damaging the building but neither killing nor injuring any persons.
“Given the hour, there was only material damage, not to people,” Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said in a Nov. 5 press conference.
“Had it been later, it would have been much more dangerous,” he said. “Thanks to God, no one was hurt.”
The mortar hit the embassy’s rooftop, and, according to The Associated Press, it is “not clear” if the building was targeted.
Archbishop Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to Syria, told Vatican Radio that “we do not know why it happened. … We cannot say that the Vatican...READ MORE