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‘Our people have overcome,’ Syriac Catholic patriarch says in Aleppo

‘Our people have overcome,’ Syriac Catholic patriarch says in Aleppo

| Doreen Abi Raad | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In war-torn Aleppo, Syria, the Syriac Catholic patriarch proclaimed that “the will of life has overcome death; hope and security have overcome despair and chaos. Our people have overcome.”

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Provincial says Carmelite nuns in Aleppo live in ‘heroic situation’

Provincial says Carmelite nuns in Aleppo live in ‘heroic situation’

| Doreen Abi Raad | July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amid the destruction in war-torn Syria, a community of Discalced Carmelites in Aleppo perseveres in its mission of continuous prayer and help to families in need.

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New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

| Mark Pattison | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Promise,” a film dramatizing the genocide of Armenians in the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire at the outset of World War I, was two years in the making, but probably a half-century in the idea stage, according to George Winter, one of the movie’s producers.

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Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo

Vatican officials visit war-torn city of Aleppo

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Conveying Pope Francis’ closeness to the Syrian people, a Vatican delegation visited Aleppo following the end of the hostilities that left thousands dead and the city in ruins.

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Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

| Rhina Guidos | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Syrians don’t want to leave their homeland, they want a safe place to live in peace, said a Franciscan friar from Aleppo, Syria, who spoke on Jan. 5 with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Holy Land Committee.

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Pope writes to Syrian president, pleading for peace and aid corridors

Pope writes to Syrian president, pleading for peace and aid corridors

| Cindy Wooden | December 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to do everything possible to end the war in his country, to protect civilians and to ensure humanitarian agencies can deliver emergency aid to the people.

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Bombing of Aleppo destroys hospitals, traps civilians, especially kids

Bombing of Aleppo destroys hospitals, traps civilians, especially kids

| Dale Gavlak | August 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Only a small number of civilians in Aleppo are using humanitarian corridors to flee weeks of intensive bombardment; activists say people do not trust that the routes are safe.

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