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Pope, Christian leaders condemn use of violence against Syria

Pope, Christian leaders condemn use of violence against Syria

| Carol Glatz | April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sharply criticizing a failure to find nonviolent means of bringing peace to Syria and other parts of the world, Pope Francis appealed to world leaders to work for justice and peace.

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Pope denounces use of chemical weapons after deadly attack in Syria

Pope denounces use of chemical weapons after deadly attack in Syria

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis condemned the use of chemical weapons after a deadly attack killed dozens of innocent men, women and children in Syria.

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As Syrian war grinds on, humanitarian aid slow to ramp up

As Syrian war grinds on, humanitarian aid slow to ramp up

| Mark Pattison | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the spasms of the multisided civil war grow more faint in Syria, there is talk about how to help the people remaining in the battered Middle East nation.

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Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

Journalist raised in Jerusalem says refugees take forgiveness to heart

| Melenie Soucheray | March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Presentation part of St. Peter’s 130th anniversary — “Duc in Altum” — in North St. Paul

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Christian activists warn of slaughter of Syrian civilians in Afrin

Christian activists warn of slaughter of Syrian civilians in Afrin

| Dale Gavlak | March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian activists warn that 1 million Syrian civilians will face certain slaughter in northwestern Afrin, where they allege Turkey and its militant allies have already carried out “war crimes” and “ethnic cleansing.”

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Christian leader, English bishop add to outcry over attacks in Syria

Christian leader, English bishop add to outcry over attacks in Syria

| February 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

A Syrian Christian political leader has joined the growing ranks of international condemnation over violent attacks in Syria’s northwestern area of Afrin and the Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

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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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Syrian nun honored by State Department says U.S. bombing is step back

Syrian nun honored by State Department says U.S. bombing is step back

| Cindy Wooden | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two weeks after the U.S. State Department honored her as a Woman of Courage, a Salesian sister from Syria told reporters President Donald Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian air base is another step back from peace.

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Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes

Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April 4.

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Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria

Pope horrified by ‘unacceptable massacre’ in Syria

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis strongly condemned a shocking chemical attack in Syria that left some 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead.

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Vatican welcomes three new refugee families from Syria

Vatican welcomes three new refugee families from Syria

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first three refugee families from Syria welcomed by the Vatican left their temporary homes to start their new lives in Italy, and three new families took their places in Vatican apartments.

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Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

| March 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Nassar of Damascus has also shared stories of the Church’s suffering members. He said that one man told him, “I have no home and I have lost all my family. I do not have work, I’m hungry and sick without medication. I can’t get a visa to go to another country. I am like a beetle at the bottom of a cup who cannot get out and runs in circles until it dies at the bottom.”

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