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Peace at Monastery of the Holy Land

On Christmas Eve as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned of possible terror attacks by ISIS on U.S. churches, WJLA-TV visited the Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., to gauge the mood and ask about security preparations.

They interviewed Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM, who told them, "We’re not unfamiliar with the threats that may happen, but that’s not the message we’re leading with tonight. Fear is not our attitude here, peace is our attitude."

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