Tag: Syria

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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Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

| Rhina Guidos | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Syrians don’t want to leave their homeland, they want a safe place to live in peace, said a Franciscan friar from Aleppo, Syria, who spoke on Jan. 5 with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Holy Land Committee.

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Pope writes to Syrian president, pleading for peace and aid corridors

Pope writes to Syrian president, pleading for peace and aid corridors

| Cindy Wooden | December 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis urged Syrian President Bashar Assad to do everything possible to end the war in his country, to protect civilians and to ensure humanitarian agencies can deliver emergency aid to the people.

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In Ireland, doctors, church leaders tell the horrors of life in Syria

In Ireland, doctors, church leaders tell the horrors of life in Syria

| Sarah Mac Donald | December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty percent of Syria’s hospitals and medical centers have been destroyed or looted and their staff kidnapped, tortured or slaughtered, a leading Syrian surgeon told members of the Irish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Power struggle in Syria is ‘workshop of cruelty,’ pope says

Power struggle in Syria is ‘workshop of cruelty,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Where there is no tenderness, there is cruelty and what is unfolding in Syria is a veritable “workshop of cruelty,” Pope Francis told governing members of Caritas Internationalis.

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Pope calls for prayers for Syria, children gone missing around world

Pope calls for prayers for Syria, children gone missing around world

| Carol Glatz | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It is the duty of everyone to protect children, most of all those exposed to a high risk of exploitation, trafficking and deviant behaviors,” the pope said.

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Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

Stop violence in Syria, punish child abusers worldwide, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 2, 2016 | 4 Comments

Intensify dialogue, not violence, in order to push for peace in Syria, Pope Francis said.

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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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