Hundreds of worshipers attended a service at the Church of the Dormition of Our Lady in Aleppo on Friday, after it opened for mass during Easter this year for the first time after ceasing operations for eight years due to the war. «We are living in the country — thank God — very much better than before. May God keep love in people’s hearts,» said one Syrian worshipper. «God save the president... Еще, and may love and brotherhood be lasting for the people,» the worshipper added. Life is slowly returning to normal in the war-torn city, which was liberated from militants during an offensive conducted by the Syrian armed forces and their allies in late 2016.