from ONE

by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
The Syriac Catholic Church

from News

Former Syriac Catholic Patriarch Dies
Catholic News Service (11 April 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mourning the death of Syrian-born Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, who died April 7 in a Rome hospital, Pope Benedict XVI also prayed for the people of the Middle East “living through difficult times.”

Syriac Patriarch Remembered as Luminary who Built Bridges
Catholic News Service (17 April 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, the former patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church, was remembered as great spiritual father and luminary who built bridges of understanding and honest dialogue, both at the ecumenical and interfaith levels.

Chaldean Bishop Says Iraqis Returning Home, Despite Conditions
Catholic News Service (1 July 2014)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Thousands of Iraqi Christians who fled recent shelling by extremist militants and sought refuge in the neighboring autonomous Kurdistan region are now returning home, said a Catholic archbishop responsible for their care.

Syrian Christian Leader Warns of Impending Islamic State Assault
Catholic News Service (25 July 2014)
NICOSIA, Cyprus (CNS) — A prominent Syrian Christian political leader has warned of an impending assault on the northeastern province of Hassake amid reports that thousands of Islamist fighters are preparing to take control of the predominantly Christian and Kurdish area.

Syriac Patriarch Calls Islamic State Actions ‘Attempted Genocide’
Catholic News Service (27 August 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Returning from a visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III called the Islamic State invasion “pure and simple religious cleansing and attempted genocide.”

Pope Concerned About Syriac Catholics Fleeing ‘Inhumanity’
Catholic News Service (12 December 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his concern for members of the Syriac Catholic Church who have had to flee from the “inhumanity” unfolding in the Middle East.

Syrian Archbishops Support Russian Military Intervention
Catholic News Service (9 October 2015)
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — Two Syrian archbishops expressed approval for Russian airstrikes against rebel groups in their country.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Hailing Mary
An altar server stands near a statue of the Virgin Mary in greater Stockholm's Syriac Catholic church. (photo: Magnus Aronson)

Picture of the Day: Syrian Monastery Ransacked
A monastery north of the Syrian capital of Damascus was ransacked by masked gunmen around 6 p.m. on 22 February.

"A Faithful Pastor" Is Mourned
Pope Benedict sent condolences to the people of the Middle East following the death of Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, who died on 7 April in a Rome hospital.

Expelling Peacemakers
The Syrian government has expelled Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian Jesuit and vocal advocate for peace and understanding.

“The Situation is Chaotic”

Stories of interest for the day.

Page One: Headlines for 12/12/14
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: A Plea for the Persecuted
Syriac bishops call for stability, support

Picture of the Day: In Iraq, A 'Sign of Hope'
A new bishop is installed

Picture of the Day:
Bishops Thank God for ‘Return of Many Displaced People’

A gathering of bishops in Lebanon

Picture of the Day:
‘The Light Should Stay in the Middle East’

A new Syriac Catholic bishop for Damascus

Picture of the Day:
Bringing Encouragement and Hope to Kurdistan

A diocese is restored