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Syria Christians fete nuns' release in rare prisoner swap

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A group of nuns held by Islamist rebels in Syria were freed Monday in a prisoner swap with Damascus that brought a rare ray of hope to the country's beleaguered Christians. 

A kidnapped nun sits inside a car after arriving at Jdeidet Yabus on the Syrian side of the border following her release on March 10, 2014

Scores of faithful packed the ancient Church of the Cross in the heart of the capital to welcome the nuns as they joined a mass to celebrate their freedom after more than three months of captivity.

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