" The city of Al-Sqaylabiyeh in western Hama witnessed the foundation of the stone laying ceremony for the symbolic Hagia Sophia Church, which will be a replica of the mother cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Turkey.
The ceremony was held in the presence of Syrian and Russian officials, in addition to religious figures from the people of the region.
It was written on the foundation stone of the symbolic church:
“During the reign of President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, the blessing of the Bishop of Hama and its subordinates Nikolaos Ba’albaki and the blessing of the Russian Federation represented by the commander of the Russian forces operating in the Syrian Arab Republic, General Alexander Yuryevich Chaiko, laying the foundation stone of the Hagia Sophia Church, introduction From Nabel Shafiq Al-Abdullah, on the authority of the martyrs of Sqaylabiyeh, Syria, and its allies, and a tribute to the Great Hagia Sophia.
This step was supported and blessed by the Orthodox Christian religious leaders in both Syria and Russia, and they considered it a step of solidarity with the mother Church of Hagia Sophia, and an assurance that the Turkish President will not be able to obliterate the features of this global impact on the list of UNESCO, which played a central role in Christian history over the course of 1500 years old.”"
The symbolic nature of this construction of a replica of Haggia Sophia is of interest. The Syrian government is the protector of the Christian and other minorities in the country. Many people from those minorities serve in or alongside the Syrian Army in the fight against the Sunni jihadi monsters.
Russia will help fund the construction and the new church will have the blessing of both the Syrian and Russian Orthodox churches.
I suppose that this development will anger the Israelis, the US Ziocons and such creatures as Pompey and Jeffries. Good!