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April 6, 2017

Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top US bishop

Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of reported civilian deaths by poison gas this week in the Syrian conflict. “The chemical attack in…
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April 5, 2017

Pope Francis condemns deadly attacks in Syria, Russia

On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his horror at a chemical weapon attack in the province of Idlib in Syria on Tuesday, also expressing his sorrow for the victims of an…
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March 29, 2017

Pope Francis prays for Iraq as number of civilian deaths rise

With the battle for major ISIS strongholds heating up in Iraq, Pope Francis has voiced his closeness to the country, praying for the safety of people on the ground, particularly…
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March 16, 2017

'I had to flee for my life' – The reality of being a Syrian refugee

Omar al-Muqdad wanted to help the Iraqi refugees who were displaced from their homes in 2004. He volunteered to help with refugee resettlement, aiding those who came in finding housing,…
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March 3, 2017

Heartbreaking Lenten letter from Syria describes the 5 main horrors of the Syrian Civil War

Archbishop Samir Nassar, the Marionite Archbishop of Damascus, wrote a pastoral letter on Ash Monday, the day Lent begins in the Eastern and Oriental Catholic Church. In the letter, Archbishop…
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February 2, 2017

Could your parish welcome a refugee family? Government appeals to churches for help

The Home Office has invited community groups to integrate refugees - but so far only two groups have joined the scheme The Home Office has appealed to churches to help integrate…
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December 19, 2016

President Obama signs religious freedom bill

The bill will attempt to help the US administration combat a worldwide escalation in persecution of religious minorities The US House of Representatives has passed the bipartisan Frank Wolf International Religious…
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December 14, 2016

Aleppo Monastery damaged in bombardment, but no injuries reported

A vigil Mass that was due to take place at the monastery had been moved to a different church Aleppo’s Jesuit monastery was hit on Sunday during the battle for…
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November 18, 2016

Pope says Syria has become a ‘workshop of cruelty’

Pope Francis tells officials of Caritas Internationalis that the world needs a 'revolution of tenderness' Where there is no tenderness, there is cruelty and what is unfolding in Syria is…
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November 7, 2016

Assad bombs kindergarten killing six children (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES)

In the Syrian rebel-held city of Harasta, children were slaughtered by a bombing believed to have been deployed by President Bashar al-Assad. At a nursery school in Harasta, children played…
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