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The Monk Who Fights ISIS

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Jerusalem - Abouna Shimon Can opens the door of the Syriac library. <br />
Shimon Can, 51, is a Syriac monk responsible for the library of the St. Mark's Syrian Orthodox Monastery Church, where hundreds of precious early Christian manuscripts are preserved.  “These manuscripts are a treasure that we got from our Holy Fathers, we need to preserve them for the future of our people”, he explains.