Tag: Syria

Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The same day Pope Francis brought 12 Syrian refugees to Rome from Greece, a merchant ship rescued 41 refugees, including a 3-year-old child. They told human rights workers they saw as many as 500 others drown when the refugees’ boat sank.

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Saint’s relics found in rubble of church destroyed by terrorists

Saint’s relics found in rubble of church destroyed by terrorists

| Gaby Maniscalco | April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The relics of Syrian St. Elian, which originally were thought to have been destroyed by members of the so-called Islamic State militia, have been found amid the rubble of the desecrated Mar Elian Church in Qaryatain, Syria.

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Catholic Charities: Syrian refugees unlikely to settle in state

Catholic Charities: Syrian refugees unlikely to settle in state

| December 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

The likelihood that Minnesota would receive an influx of Syrian refugees is low, said Catholic Charities experts who work with refugee resettlement, but that shouldn’t diminish Christians’ willingness to help and welcome Syrians, or overshadow the needs of refugees from other countries who arrive in Minnesota.

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In Pictures – November 20, 2014

In Pictures – November 20, 2014

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

MORTGAGE BURNING
A BOY’S BELONGINGS

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In Pictures – October 9, 2014

In Pictures – October 9, 2014

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

RETURNING HOME
DANCE FEVER

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Local Syrians find support at St. Maron

Local Syrians find support at St. Maron

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fadel Sakkal worries every day about his family in Syria.

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Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

| September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

The war in Syria and how the United States should respond in the wake of a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 Syrians last month has dominated much of the news in the last few weeks.

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Overheard – September 12, 2013

Overheard – September 12, 2013

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Leave behind the self-interest that hardens your heart, overcome the indifference that makes your heart insensitive towards others, conquer your deadly reasoning, and open yourself to dialogue and reconciliation.”– Pope Francis.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Many Lebanese families have welcomed Syrian families into their own homes. They’re not relatives, they’re just people in need, and they’ve been welcomed. But the welcome is wearing thin.”
— Hessen Sayah, project manager for Syrian refugees for Caritas Lebanon, the local church’s charitable agency, on the flood of refugees fleeing to Lebanon to escape Syria’s civil war

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Minnesota native helps coordinate outreach to Syrian refugees

Minnesota native helps coordinate outreach to Syrian refugees

| August 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Kevin Hartigan says Catholic Relief Services is partnering with church agencies to provide food, medical and other assistance to war victims

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