Tag: Syria

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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Maronite bishops urge repatriation of Syrian refugees from Lebanon

Maronite bishops urge repatriation of Syrian refugees from Lebanon

| Doreen Abi Raad | June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maronite Catholic bishops from around the world, meeting in Lebanon, called for unity among politicians and the international community to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees.

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Walking with ‘a Good Friday people’

Walking with ‘a Good Friday people’

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“We are a Good Friday people!” That was the way Archbishop Samir Nassar described the faith of Christians living in Damascus, Syria, when he visited the archdiocese last November for the first time, as part of our deepening partnership relationship.

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Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than half of U.S. Catholics say they are very concerned about the persecution of Christians around the world, with this 58 percent figure up by 17 percent from a similar poll a year ago.

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Christians working with Syrians: U.S. withdrawal puts minorities at risk

Christians working with Syrians: U.S. withdrawal puts minorities at risk

| Dale Gavlak | December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several Mideast-based Christians working on the Syria crisis have joined a growing chorus about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull some 2,000 American troops from Syria. They say it puts Christians at risk and could force them to flee again, and they want the decision reversed.

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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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