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03 Oct 2013 – YEREVAN, Armenia (CNS) — Thousands of previously middle-class Syrians now stranded in Armenia are rapidly running out of resources and could soon have no shelter, food or medicine, said an international aid group official.  Read more...
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03 Oct 2013 – KILIS, Turkey (CNS) — Ali Ahmad was walking with his young son one evening after dark. It was after they had fled Aleppo, Syria, and begun their lives as refugees in southern Turkey. It was a clear, starry night.  Read more...
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11 Sep 2013 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — In the small front room of an apartment in a middle-class district of Istanbul, five young men, some with university degrees or halfway there, talked about why they fled their homes in Syria.  Read more...
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11 Sep 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — While standing in solidarity with the church and people of Syria, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee echoed the plea of Pope Francis that the international community immediately take steps to bring peace to the war-torn country.  Read more...
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Pope Urges Solidarity With Refugees (Catholic News Service)
11 Sep 2013 – ROME (CNS) — Speaking at an assistance center for foreign refugees in Italy, Pope Francis called on wealthy societies and the Catholic Church to do more to help and defend the rights of the needy.  Read more...
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11 Sep 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two recent graduates of Bethlehem University, along with a school official, detailed the challenges involved in getting an education — and in daily life — in Israeli-occupied Palestine.  Read more...
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10 Sep 2013 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — Tanil Kahiaian, a refugee from the Syrian city of Aleppo, said he is doing what he can for the others fleeing his country. He, his wife and two children escaped the Syrian war almost a year ago, and since he has watched “tens of thousands” pour into neighboring Turkey as he did.  Read more...
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10 Sep 2013 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Military strikes on Syria are unjustified and will create a far larger humanitarian disaster for people already suffering from hunger, displacement and critical lack of medical care, said the Vatican nuncio to the United Nations.  Read more...


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