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July, 2019
Volume 45, Number 2
  
26 March 2018
Greg Kandra




Christians carry palm branches on 25 March while walking the traditional path that Jesus took on his last entry into Jerusalem during the Palm Sunday Procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
(photo: CNS/Debbie Hill)


For Syrian refugees, unlawful marriages lead to statelessness in Lebanon (Voice of America) Marriage is a time of new beginnings. But for a growing number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, marriage has become a trap. Many of the Syrians have little money and are unfamiliar with Lebanese laws. They are often restricted in their ability to find someone to perform the marriage. So, growing numbers of refugees are getting married illegally...

‘Why we’re paying the rent for a million Syrian refugees’ (The Guardian) Turkey hosts more refugees than any other country, including 3.7 million Syrians. The EU-funded cash assistance program is designed to help a nation that is creaking under the strain. But Europe’s largest humanitarian aid effort to date did not come without strings attached...

Greece warns Turkey over aggression (Vatican News) Greece today stepped up its rhetoric against Turkish expansionist aims in the Aegean, with the defense minister saying any Turkish attempt to impinge on Greek national territory would be crushed...

Christians in Israel mark Palm Sunday (Breaking Israel News.com) Christians around the country began Holy Week leading up to Easter with traditional Palm Sunday processions and Church services in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other Christian communities...

Palm Sunday observed across Kerala (New Indian Express) Palm Sunday was observed by Christians across Kerala to commemorate Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem before he was arrested and crucified. Churches were crowded on Sunday and at many places traffic was stopped as devotees with fresh cut palm leaves in hands took to the streets to commemorate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in his path...