Syria

Thumbnail migrants in europe credit catholic relief services sean callahan cna 10 21 15 Aid for Syrian refugee crisis falls far short, Congress told

Although numerous countries and organizations are working together and putting billions of dollars into relief efforts, “the scale of suffering has...

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Thumbnail archbishop jean clement jeanbart of aleppo syria credit aid to the church in need cna 12 19 14 Aleppo archbishop calls for solidarity with Christians in Syria

The future of Christianity in the Middle East remains uncertain, and it is critical that the international community remain engaged, said a Melkite...

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Thumbnail easter attack on christians in aleppo syria credit melkite archdiocese of aleppo syria cna 5 14 15 Aleppo's Melkite archbishop looks to rebuild city from the ashes

After the Syrian city of Aleppo lost over half its Christian population during the conflict among government forces and various rebel groups, its...

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Thumbnail syrian refugee and caritas jordan volunteer amer fahd al naser his wife noor and their sons at their apartment in jordan oct 27 2014 credit kevin jones cna cna 11 19 14 Amid Syrian refugee relief, Christians and Muslims find fellowship

A Syrian Muslim refugee aided by the Catholic relief agency Caritas Jordan now volunteers to help other refugees, saying the agency staff makes him...

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Thumbnail candle vigil credit coloneljohnbritt via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 12 14 1 Amid war in Syria, Catholic patriarch says Easter offers path of hope

Citing St. Paul’s conversion on the Road to Damascus, an Eastern Catholic patriarch’s Easter message repeated a call for peace and urged Christians...

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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 children in the church of st josef in ankawa erbil in iraq credit aid to the church in need cna 8 19 14 Apostolic nuncios to Middle East will discuss aid, response to terrorists

Pope Francis and Vatican officials are due to meet this week with the nuncios to seven Middle Eastern nations to discuss responses to the Islamic...

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Thumbnail sister maria nazareth credit aid to the church in need cna 4 29 14 Argentine nun heads to Syria after pope's call to peripheries

A religious sister from Argentina, who has been serving for four years in the Gaza Strip, is preparing to go to the Syrian city of Aleppo, in...

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Thumbnail a sryian refugee family prepares to board the papal plane from lesbos to rome with pope francis april 16 2016 credit marco mancini cna As he leaves Greece, Pope Francis takes 12 refugees with him

After traveling to the Greek island of Lesbos, a primary entry point for refugees seeking passage into Europe, Pope Francis decided to bring 12 of...

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Thumbnail donald trump inauguration As Trump takes office, he and Francis share a Russia problem

As President Donald Trump took office Jan. 20, he entered that vaguely defined set of “major world leaders.” Though we could debate who else...

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Thumbnail delegation of australian bishops visiting refugees in iraq and lebanon credit aoife connors australian catholic bishops conference cna 12 1 14 Catholics in Australia to observe day of solidarity with Middle East brethren

The Australian bishops have declared that Dec. 7 will be a day of solidarity throughout the country with Christians in the Middle East, a large...

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Thumbnail syrian refugees credit kafeinkolik shutterstock cna Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top US bishop

Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2017 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of...

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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 mourning woman credit photo unit via flickr cc by nc 20  cna DC leaders discuss protection, justice for ISIS victims

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2016 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With ISIS continuing to threaten vulnerable populations in Iraq and Syria, more action...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 327353651 Don't believe in hell? You haven't seen Syria lately, cardinal says

Rome, Italy, Mar 30, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Six years after the start of the Civil War, Syria's apostolic nuncio said that the country...

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Thumbnail syria credit ihh humanitarian relief foundation via flickr cc by nc nd 20 filter added cna 11 4 15 Even a missile strike couldn't stop Sunday Mass at this Syrian church

When a missile hit the roof of the church of Saint Francis Parish in Aleppo, Syria, the congregation didn’t flee. Instead, they continued Mass...

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Thumbnail syrian refugees 3 credit catholic relief services cna 3 11 16 Five years into the Syrian Civil War, a look at those who've fled

March 15 marks five years since civil war broke out in Syria. The conflict has had devastating consequences for the people of the country, many of...

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Thumbnail priest collar cna 10 29 14 4 Franciscan priest abducted in Syria set free by captors

The organization of Franciscan missionaries serving in the Holy Land announced that Father Dhiya Aziz, who had been kidnapped early last week in...

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