“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
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.
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
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.
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
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
War is a terrible agony. The children especially, being the most vulnerable, suffer greatly. A distressed teacher told us that the kids, during their recess, do not speak about anything else: “My mom could not wash our clothes because we … Continue reading