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Volume 45, Number 3
26 October 2012
Michael J.L. La Civita

In this May 2009 image, the Al Tawhid mosque is seen from the roof of St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in the Soulimanya neighborhood of Aleppo. (photo: Spencer Osberg)

Bomb explodes during funeral. (Fides) A bomb exploded this morning during the funeral for Father Fadi Jamil Haddad, the Orthodox priest who was kidnapped and found dead yesterday in Damascus. According to local sources of Fides, the explosion killed two civilians and some soldiers.

Update from Aleppo. (Fides) “For a long time the Christians of Aleppo have been living in neighborhoods close to each other. ... These areas are currently under the control of the regular Syrian army, while neighboring areas are occupied by the opposition army. That is why our neighborhoods are daily objects of bombings and shootings by snipers among the rebels.”

CNEWA plans event in Rome. (Vatican Radio) Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) is organizing an event in Rome in January 2013 to raise awareness among Italian Catholics about the church’s many different Eastern traditions.

Pass the cheese, please. (The New York Times) Artush Mkrtchyan, 55, an engineer, art critic and activist from the Armenian town of Gyumri has made cheese the medium of contact and cooperation with the neighboring Turkish town of Kars.

In Greece, the poor are not alone. (The New York Times) Life in Greece has been turned on its head since the debt crisis took hold. But in few areas has the change been more striking than in health care.

Tags: Syria Armenia Greece Aleppo