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During the Great War, and in the troublous times which followed, the Nestorians again suffered, and their churches, houses, and homes were destroyed, the men were murdered, the women were violated, and the children were shamefully ill-used and, slain. The buildings of the European and American Missions at Urmiyah were destroyed; the printing presses smashed, and manuscripts and printed books alike were piled up in heaps and burnt. The general objects of the various missions to the Nestorians-Roman Catholic, American Presbyterian, the Archbishop of Canterbury's, and the Russian Mission are described, and their work well summarized by Mr.
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