onetoone
one
Current Issue
March, 2019
Volume 45, Number 1
  
24 February 2015
J.D. Conor Mauro




Six months after the bombs stopped falling, Nick Schifrin reports, the process of rebuilding Gaza has been slow and painful. (video: Al Jazeera)

Islamic State kidnaps scores of Christians in new military assault in Syria (Aleteia) The Islamic State group has abducted dozens of Assyrian Christians from villages in northeastern Syria. Quoting the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the BBC said that at least 90 men, women and children were seized in a series of dawn raids near the town of Tal Tamr…

Gaza farmers unable to export produce (Al Monitor) Gaza’s farmers have increasingly suffered since the Israeli siege was first imposed in 2006. Despite the Ministry of Agriculture’s announcement of self-sufficiency, the fluctuation of international support and Israel preventing the exportation of agricultural products have destroyed the only source of livelihood for farmers, especially after the recent war…

Coptic bishop: Great witness, exemplary faith of martyrs (Vatican Radio) The 21 Coptic Christians slaughtered by members of the so-called “Islamic State” in Libya, have been officially recognized as martyrs — a fact that ought to give Christians everywhere both hope and pause, says Coptic Orthodox Bishop Angaelos, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom…

Ukrainian Catholic leader invites pope, says visit could bring peace (CNS) The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help bring peace. “It would be a prophetic gesture that would show the power of prayer and Christian solidarity, give us courage and hope and build a better future for everyone,” said Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych…

The Islamic State’s dangerous gains in Libya (Der Spiegel) Rival militias in Libya have thrown the country into civil war and made it easy prey for the Islamic State. The recent execution of 21 Copts is only one sign of the terrorist group’s growing footprint in North Africa. The Christian massacre has the potential give the country a final push into open civil war. But the dissolution of Libya started long before…

Chaldean patriarch: ‘Italy must not fall into the [Islamic State] trap’ (Zenit) Patriarch Louis Raphael I, who underwent minor surgery at Padre Pio’s Hospital in San Giovanni Rotondo, spoke on topics ranging from veneration to Padre Pio in Baghdad to the difficulties faced by the church in Iraq — a “wall of suffering.” On the matter of the current Libyan crisis, the patriarch said, “It’s a trap. Italy must be careful not to engage in war…”



Tags: Syria Gaza Strip/West Bank Violence against Christians Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk