Tag: Syria

Christians, others warn Turkey is ‘weaponizing water’ in northeast Syria

Christians, others warn Turkey is ‘weaponizing water’ in northeast Syria

| Dale Gavlak | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Parts of Syria’s north where Kurds, Christians and Yazidis have practiced religious freedom in recent years are reportedly again under attack by mainly Turkish military and their allied Syrian Islamist fighters.

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Catholic hospitals in Syria working to help indigent patients

Catholic hospitals in Syria working to help indigent patients

| Dale Gavlak | July 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three Catholic-run hospitals providing life-saving services free of charge to vulnerable Syrians hope to aid some 50,000 patients by the project’s end next year.

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Vatican donates ventilators to hospitals in Syria, sets up emergency fund

Vatican donates ventilators to hospitals in Syria, sets up emergency fund

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the name of Pope Francis, the Congregation for Eastern Churches said it is sending 10 ventilators to Syria and three to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jerusalem to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope, pope tells diplomats

Amid threat of war, world must not give up hope, pope tells diplomats

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hope is the virtue needed to approach the coming year, especially when the looming threat of war surrounds a humanity scarred by violence, Pope Francis said.

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World faces difficult task in seeking lasting peace in Syrian conflict

World faces difficult task in seeking lasting peace in Syrian conflict

| Dennis Sadowski | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Turkey’s long-threatened incursion into northeast Syria after the sudden pullout of U.S. military forces from the country in early October raises serious moral questions on the responsibility to protect civilians caught in the middle of a new conflict.

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Humanitarian groups scramble to help people fleeing northeast Syria

Humanitarian groups scramble to help people fleeing northeast Syria

| Dale Gavlak | October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Humanitarian concerns are growing as people caught in the crosshairs of the Turkish incursion into northeastern Syria try to flee for safety, and groups are scrambling to aid them.

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Caritas works to help Syrians displaced by Turkish bombings

Caritas works to help Syrians displaced by Turkish bombings

| Dale Gavlak | October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church bells have been ringing in Qamishli and elsewhere in northeastern Syria, signaling the alarm to Christians and others of the ongoing Turkish military operation that is having a devastating humanitarian impact on civilians.

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Syriac Catholic patriarch pleads for peace in northeastern Syria

Syriac Catholic patriarch pleads for peace in northeastern Syria

| October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church pleaded for “immediate and lasting peace in northeastern Syria and the preservation of innocent lives, especially for Christians, who are the original and founding component of Syria.”

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Advocates to Trump: Don’t desert Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria

Advocates to Trump: Don’t desert Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria

| Dale Gavlak | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians concerned with religious freedom violations resulting from the Turkish military offensive on northeastern Syria are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to “reconsider and reverse” his Oct. 6 decision to move American troops out of the way of a Turkish incursion.

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Turkish planes bomb Syria, causing panic among Christians, others

Turkish planes bomb Syria, causing panic among Christians, others

| Dale Gavlak | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Turkish warplanes have begun attacking northeastern Syria, causing widespread panic among Christian and other religious communities caught up in the aerial bombardments.

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Militias’ ongoing harassment of Christians in Iraq, Syria focus of hearing

Militias’ ongoing harassment of Christians in Iraq, Syria focus of hearing

| Kurt Jensen | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The genocide conducted by the Islamic State against Christian communities in Iraq and Syria has turned into continued harassment by Iran-backed militias and shows no signs of abating soon.

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Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

Syriac Christians living near border fear Turkey military incursion

| Dale Gavlak | July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Syriac Christians in northeastern Syria are calling on the United States to help defend them against a buildup of Turkish troops along the border, fearing they will be overrun and suffer the same fate as Afrin, where jihadist forces pushed out inhabitants last year.

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