Category Archives: Institute of the Incarnate Word – IVE – Syria

“if they want to control the flow of refugees, stop sending weapons and buying oil”

“the situation in Iraq is exhausting.”   “It’s been twelve years now that there are about 20 attacks a day. A person goes to the market, and you don’t know if he or she is going to come back alive” … Continue reading

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Bombing in Damascus, the Franciscan monastery attacked in the area of Bab Touma

Damascus (Agenzia Fides) – Yesterday the central areas and suburbs of Damascus were hit by intense firing rockets and mortar shells, both from areas under rebel control and from the artillery of the government army.

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Pope Appeals for ‘Negotiated Solution’ to Middle East Conflicts

Prays for Persecuted Christians, Minorities in Syria and Iraq Rome, January 30, 2015 (Zenit.org) Pope Francis called for a “negotiated solution” to assist those suffering from persecution and violence in Syria and Iraq. The Holy Father made his appeal during an audience … Continue reading

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Middle East Patriarchs Call on World Leaders to Act

Prelates Convene to Discuss Situation of Persecuted Christians Rome, January 29, 2015 (Zenit.org) The Patriarchs of the Middle East met to discuss the situations facing Christians in the region, particularly those who have been displaced due to conflict.

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Dispatch: Syria rebels ‘burned down churches and destroyed Christian graves’

When insurgents stormed Kessab, they posted pictures of themselves protecting ancient churches. But a visit to the Syrian town tells a different story. Rain seeped into the tombs through shattered flagstones. Nearby, marble crosses lay in pieces. Plastic flowers, once … Continue reading

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Syrian University Students Targeted in Homs Attack

Rome, January 23, 2015 (Zenit.org) University students in Homs were the target of a terror attack that left 15 people dead and at least 50 injured, according to a priest based in the city when the blast took place. The car … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a missionary in Syria today?

Many times people have asked us: Why are you in that mission? Why do you go there? Even the locals ask us, ‘What inspires you to come here? Many of us would like to leave from here. Your congregation has … Continue reading

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