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02 Mar 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — A pontifical aid organization has begun sending aid to families who fled their homes when Islamic State militants raided a cluster of Assyrian Christian villages on the Khabur River in northeast Syria.  Read more...
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27 Feb 2015 – BEIRUT (CNS) — Two Syrian-born patriarchs separately urged the international community to work together to address the crisis in Syria and the region.  Read more...
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Refugees Struggle in Bekaa Valley (Catholic News Service)
25 Feb 2015 – BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon (CNS) — Many Lebanese have spent as much time as possible indoors this winter, protecting themselves from this year’s unusually brutal cold season.  Read more...
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Up to 100 Christians Abducted in Syria (Catholic News Service)
24 Feb 2015 – DOHUK, Iraq (CNS) — Dozens of Assyrian Christians were abducted by Islamic State forces during a new offensive against a string of villages in northeastern Syria, aid and civil rights organizations reported.  Read more...
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24 Feb 2015 – NEW YORK (CNS) — Aid to the Church in Need, a Catholic charity helping persecuted Christians around the world, has pledged $2.8 million in emergency aid to help Christians in Syria.  Read more...
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Ukrainian Catholic Leader Invites Pope (Catholic News Service)
23 Feb 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church invited Pope Francis to visit the war-torn nation, saying it would help bring peace.  Read more...
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20 Feb 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis urged Ukraine’s Catholic bishops to focus on the social and human tragedies unfolding in their country and avoid politicizing their role as church leaders.  Read more...
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18 Feb 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for prayers for the Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya and asked that God recognize these men killed for their faith.  Read more...


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