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ASIA/SYRIA – Attack on the inauguration of the church of Saint Sofia, wanted by the Russians.

Hama (Agenzia Fides) – Two people were killed and 12 injured on Sunday, July 24 by bombardment of a church as it was being inaugurated in the Syrian village of al-Suqaylabiyah, not far from the city of Hama. The small church intended to serve the local Greek Orthodox community, has a unique history: it wants to recall the ancient Constantinopolitan

July 29th, 2022|

35th anniversary of the General Secretariat of JEC Jordan.

JORDAN – This spring, JEC Jordan celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Secretariat, in charge of coordinating all activities offered to the Christian youth of Jordan. The festivities, which included a fair, a concert, a Mass and a conference, were attended by His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. During two days, the youth of Jordan was able to attend several

July 29th, 2022|

Gathering of 8,000 Neocatechumenal Way youth in Domus Galilaeae.

GALILEE – To mark the sixth anniversary of the death of the Neocatechumenal Way co-foundress, Carmen Hernandez, young Catholics from the United States and Galilee had a meeting at the Domus Galileaea center, where Jesus is said to have given the Sermon on the Mount. About 8,000 US and Galilean Catholic youth gathered yesterday, on Tuesday, July 19th, at the

July 29th, 2022|

175 years since the re-establishement of the Latin Patriarchate

HOLY LAND – On July 23rd, 1847, Pope Pius IX restored the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem with the apostolic letter Nulla Celebrior, which was followed a few months later by the episcopal ordination of Fr. Valerga and his appointment as Patriarch of Jerusalem. 175 years and eight Patriarchs later, the Latin Patriarchate continues its mission of service to the Christian

July 29th, 2022|

A Syrian sister’s journey of light amid the darkness of war.

Sister Deema Fayyad offers the witness of her community throughout Syria’s painful civil war, as they pray, carry out daily tasks, and weave a relationship of dialogue and fraternity with the Muslims in their area.   My name is Deema, I am Syrian, and I come from Homs, a city in the centre of Syria tragically affected by the war.

July 16th, 2022|

Christians in Syria heading for humanitarian disaster.

An Archbishop and Sister from Iraq and Syria issued a stark warning to UK Parliamentarians that Christians in the region are still suffering persecution and massive poverty. At an event in Portcullis House, organised yesterday (5 July) by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) for the 2022 International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Archbishop Bashar Warda

July 16th, 2022|

Amman: Caritas MONA opens meetings, July 12-14.

Caritas Middle East and North Africa (MONA) opened its three-day meetings on Tuesday, July 12, in cooperation with Caritas Jordan which included various Middle East Caritas organization, namely Caritas Jordan, Syria, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Cyprus, Iraq and Iran with discussions focusing on the condition of the member organizations and means to preserve the basic services needed to meets the needs of

July 16th, 2022|

Statement on the state of conservation work on the floor of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.

On the occasion of the visit of the leaders of the Communities to the archaeological site in the Holy Sepulcher complex, we presented the excavation works in progress. Archaeological investigations are conducted by the team of the Department of Antiquities of the University of Rome La Sapienza, under the direction of prof. Francesca Romana Stasolla, assisted by profs. Giorgia Maria

July 16th, 2022|