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New law will provide relief to genocide victims in Iraq, Syria

New law will provide relief to genocide victims in Iraq, Syria

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump has signed into law the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, which will provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and hold accountable Islamic State perpetrators of genocide.

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House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

| Julie Asher | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure late Nov. 27 to provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and to hold Islamic State perpetrators accountable.

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Damascus archbishop describes Syrian Catholics’ plight

Damascus archbishop describes Syrian Catholics’ plight

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 8, a bomb exploded in the bedroom of Archbishop Samir Nassar, who leads the Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria. He was in a nearby room and wasn’t hurt.

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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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Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

| Doreen Abi Raad | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana Butres was able to grab only a single volume from his father’s collection of thousands of Syriac books and manuscripts.

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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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