Tag: Turkey

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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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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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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American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Presbyterian pastor who had been jailed by Turkish authorities for nearly two years, returned to U.S. soil Oct. 13 after being freed the day before by Turkey.

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U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

| June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Following the June 28 terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference and Chicago’s archbishop issued statements emphasizing the need to find comfort in faith and show support the suffering with prayer and generosity.

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Pope modeled peace, unity during trip to Turkey

Pope modeled peace, unity during trip to Turkey

| January 15, 2015

Acknowledging the deep desire of the pope and patriarch for greater mutual accord ought to encourage all of us in our prayer and in our dialogue as we approach our annual celebration of the Church Unity Octave, Jan. 18-25.

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Follow footsteps of St. Paul on choir pilgrimage to Greece

Follow footsteps of St. Paul on choir pilgrimage to Greece

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Pilgrimage Choir of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will host a trip to Turkey and Greece, Oct. 7-16.

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