Internally Displaced Persons

Thumbnail unidentified young yemeni man holds a rifle in aden yemen credit dmitry chulov shutterstock cna A bishop's plea: Don't forget victims of war and cholera in Yemen

A deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen could continue indefinitely without an end to the civil war, says a bishop in the region who has pleaded for the...

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Thumbnail mourning woman credit photo unit via flickr cc by nc 20  cna Among horror stories from Syria, a woman's unborn baby was cut in half

Aleppo, Syria, Mar 15, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Warning: The following article contains graphic depictions of violence that readers may...

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Thumbnail cna nicole mason 19736 Are MidEast youth losing the virtue of hope?

Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 25, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Syriac-Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has said that the number of youth...

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Thumbnail cardinal dolan in iraq elise harris cna Cardinal Dolan in Iraqi seminarians: you will convert the world

After spending his first full day in Erbil, Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave a special message to men studying in Iraq’s only remaining seminary...

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Thumbnail zaatari refugee camp in jordan courtesy of the us holocaust memorial museum cna 8 17 15 Christian groups divided over 'safe zones' for Syrian refugees

Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- After President Donald Trump pushed for the creation of safe zones for refugees in the Middle...

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Thumbnail archbishop ignace youssif iii younan at the prayer for peace event in parrocchia di santa maria ai monti rome on april 17 2015 daniel ibanez cna 4 17 15 Christians in Middle East feel 'abandoned, betrayed' by the West

As interreligious tensions and a migration crisis continue in the Middle East, key Church leaders in the region have said Christians largely feel...

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Thumbnail aleppo syria oct 1 2009 credit guido camici via flickr cc by 20 cna 11 18 14 How the Church is helping Christians return to Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria, Jun 23, 2017 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who fled Aleppo because of the four year battle for the city are now returning,...

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Thumbnail iraqi woman with rosary credit elise harris cna Iraqi Christians still need America's help, former congressman says

A recent trip to Iraq drove home the perilous state of Christians and Yazidis there, a former US Congressman from Virginia has recounted in a new...

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Thumbnail a young religious sister prays at the cathedral of the immaculate conception in denver jan 17 2105 credit catholic charities jeffrey bruno cc by 20 cna Iraqi nun's visa denial raises questions for US state department

Sister Diana Momenka, a Catholic nun from Iraq, intended to visit the U.S. to talk about the persecution of religious minorities in her country –...

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Thumbnail 20170316t0825 8498 cns myanmar young refugee It's official: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in November

On Monday the Vatican confirmed rumors that have been swirling the past few weeks about a papal visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, announcing that...

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Thumbnail pope francis waves to pilgrims during his may 25 2016 general audience in st peters square credit daniel ibez cna It's official: Pope Francis will visit Colombia September 6-11

Vatican City, Mar 10, 2017 / 08:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make a six-day trip to Colombia in...

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Thumbnail 20170309t0933 8364 cns iraq displaced Knights of Columbus Launches Ad Campaign as Middle Eastern Christians Face Crisis

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- With Christians facing increased pressure in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus has...

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Thumbnail pope francis embraces man at the general audience in paul vi hall on jan 13 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 1 13 16 1 Pope Francis sends vestments, financial aid to Iraqi Christians

As a sign of affection and closeness, Pope Francis has decided to send vestments used in the liturgy and a financial donation to Christian refugees...

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Thumbnail remains of st marys syrian orthodox church in homs syria credit aid to the church in need cna 2 19 15 'Roughly half' of Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled since 2011

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jun 15, 2017 / 03:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new report estimates that between 50 and 80 percent of Christians have fled the...

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Thumbnail catholics at a united nations camp for internally displaced persons near malakal south sudan jan 13 2016 credit un photo jc mcilwaine via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna South Sudanese bishops call for food aid, peace negotiations

Juba, South Sudan, Feb 28, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of South Sudan issued a call last Thursday for dialogue between the...

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Thumbnail nigerian christians displaced from maiduguri diocese after boko haram attacks courtesy of maiduguri diocese cna 5 28 15 The cost of violence: 15 million Africans displaced, with little hope for the future

Plagued by wars, terrorism, and repressive governments, sub-Saharan Africa is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis that the international...

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Thumbnail a young syrian child raises her arms in a gesture of surrender credit osman sagirli courtesy of turkiye cna 4 1 15 The 'surrender' of a Syrian girl gives face to the plight of refugee children

A photo that went viral last week depicting a young Syrian child “surrendering” in front of a camera she thought to be a gun is but a mere hint at...

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Thumbnail protection of civilians site in wau south sudan credit united nations photo flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna Thousands of South Sudanese find refuge in Cathedral

As the civil war in South Sudan heightens, millions are fleeing their homes for safer ground, which many have found at St. Mary Help of Christian's...

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