Syrian Civil War

Thumbnail build to stay celebration aleppo july 2015 credit aid to the church in need cna 7 23 15 Aleppo archbishop aims to help Christians stay in Syria

With half of Syria’s population displaced due to its ongoing civil war, Church leaders in the country are seeking to send a message of hope and...

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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 easter attack 1 on christians in aleppo syria credit melkite archdiocese of aleppo syria cna 5 14 15 A modern-day St Francis? Archbishop works to rebuild Syrian Church amid destruction

A four-year civil war in Syria has left a mounting death toll and displaced millions of persons, but one bishop is staying to rebuild the Church in...

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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 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 young syrian refugee at school in ramtha jordan credit kevin jones cna cna 11 14 14 As winter looms, Syrian refugees now fear 'dire' shortfalls in aid

Refugees who have fled violence in Syria and Iraq may face further significant problems in meeting their basic needs if funding shortfalls for U.N....

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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 1 Catholic refugee relief opens hearts in Syria

Catholic participation in refugee and humanitarian relief in the Syrian civil war is strengthening a foundation for future peace despite the great...

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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 patriarchs 1 of the middle east met on june 8 2015 in damascus syria to discuss persecution within the region credit antioch patriarchate cna 6 9 15 Christians belong in Middle East, Antioch patriarchs say in call for peace

The five Christian patriarchs of Antioch met in Syria on Monday, calling for peace in the Syrian civil war while reaffirming that Christians have a...

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Thumbnail mar gregorios yohanna ibrahim courtesy of aid to the church in need cna 3 13 15 1 Christians in Aleppo offer food to poor Muslims during Ramadan

Despite the war raging around them, Syriac Orthodox Christians in Aleppo have decided to provide food to poor Muslim families throughout the...

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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 Christians returning to Homs, Syria, even though Islamic State looms

In the wake of the Syrian regime’s taking full control of the ancient Christian city of Homs almost a year ago, a measure of normality has returned...

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Thumbnail archbishop jean sleiman acn photo june 17 cna cna jpgacnphotojune17 cna cna Christians, Shias face uncertain future in face of Iraqi violence

In the midst of advances by Sunni insurgents, Iraq’s remaining Christian community  and the country’s majority- Shia population face threats to...

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Thumbnail easter attack on christians in aleppo syria credit melkite archdiocese of aleppo syria cna 5 14 15 Christ is our only hope – Syrian Christians pray for miracles amid Islamists' carnage

Syrian natives who have ministered to refugees from the civil war there are trusting in God to protect their fellow Christians. There are many...

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Thumbnail a christian church in al hasakah syria credit bertramz via wikimedia cc by 30 cna Could the release of 22 Christians signal another Islamic State attack?

After Islamic State militants on Tuesday freed 22 Christians they have held captive since February, a Syrian archbishop cautioned that while the...

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Thumbnail sister maria nazareth credit aid to the church in need cna 4 29 14 2 Despite persecution, Year of Consecrated Life celebrated in Syria

Despite persecution and threats faced by the Catholic faithful in Syria, religious communities in the war-torn country have continued their...

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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 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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