This is coolbert:
Devoted readers to the blog will understand my instantaneous reaction to this article:
"First mass in the Krak des Chevaliers in 745 years"
THAT NUMBER # 1 DESTINATION IN THE WORLD I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO VISIT IF POSSIBLE. KRAK OF THE CHEVALIERS!
As mentioned, Krak itself damaged and the town at the base of the castle more or less obliterated!!
"First Mass in Krak des Chevaliers in 745 years, since 1271, celebrated by Fr Aubry of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer."
View the embedded video!
The Crusaders gone a long time ago BUT NOT FORGOTTEN! I would think too those French in the midst of the Syrian Civil War visiting Krak taking an enormous risk. But this does represent a form of religious pilgrimage!!