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02 Nov 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of Maronite Catholics, welcomed the election of a new Lebanese president, ending a two-and-a-half-year power vacuum that had crippled the country’s government institutions.  Read more...
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01 Nov 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As nuncio to Syria, Cardinal-designate Mario Zenari resides in Damascus. Even though the city does not come under attack as much as Aleppo, there are constant mortar attacks, and it makes him think of the nation’s children.  Read more...
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28 Oct 2016 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — There is only one word to describe the images coming out of Syria as the conflict advances: apocalyptic.  Read more...
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27 Oct 2016 – MONTREAL (CNS) — Canada and Western nations can and must do more to stop the war in Syria, said Father Jacques Mourad, a Syriac Catholic priest who was abducted and held captive for nearly five months by the Islamic State group.  Read more...
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14 Oct 2016 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Every afternoon, Asma Khalil and her three children — refugees from Syria — walk a half-hour from their one-room dwelling through the tangled streets and alleyways of Bourj Hammoud, a crowded suburb of Beirut, to reach their destination: the Joy of Heaven.  Read more...
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13 Oct 2016 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Protecting Christianity and religious pluralism in the Middle East and respecting the rights of all would open the path to peace in the region, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said at a dinner in New York Oct. 12.  Read more...
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11 Oct 2016 – LANCASTER, England (CNS) — A religious sister working with Christian families in Aleppo, Syria, has criticized Western media for their allegedly biased coverage of the six-year conflict.  Read more...
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06 Oct 2016 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While national concerns about an influx of migrants and refugees may be legitimate, no country should lose sight of the fact that the influx is made up of real people whose lives are in danger, a Vatican official told a U.N. meeting.  Read more...


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