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Caritas: Lebanon is collapsing amid international indifference.

At a press conference presenting Caritas Internationalis’ annual report, the Lebanon representative of the Church’s humanitarian agency gives a harrowing account of the spiraling humanitarian crisis crippling the country. As the planet faces exponential challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church’s humanitarian organization, Caritas Internationalis, is calling for a global ceasefire and debt relief for developing nations. Joining Pope Francis’s

August 4th, 2020|

Return or Go Extinct: 5 Things That Must Change Now for Iraq’s Christians.

NEWS ANALYSIS: A new report from Aid to the Church in Need makes clear Christians need to see fundamental changes now to start thriving and to stem their continuing departure from their homeland. ERBIL, Iraq — A new report from Aid to the Church in Need  (ACN) is sounding the final warning bells for the world that Iraq’s Christians are

August 4th, 2020|

Don’t Call Me ‘POC’!

'POC' shouldn't be the umbrella term to stuff non-White people under. It was about two years ago. I was announced on stage by the compère as a 'WOC comedian'. I was puzzled -- why on earth was I being introduced as a round-bottomed cooking vessel? As it turned out it was my first encounter with the term 'Person (or in

August 4th, 2020|

ASIA/IRAQ – Patriarch Sako to Muslims for the feast of Eid al Adha: let’s raise the Country together.

Baghdad  - Greetings and best wishes from Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako are addressed to his “Dear Muslim brothers” who from the evening of today, Thursday 30 July, celebrate Eid al Adha, the "feast of sacrifice". This Islamic holiday - writes the Iraqi Cardinal in his short message, but full of references to the present - this year is celebrated

August 4th, 2020|

SYRIA – Christian groups join the “Front for peace and freedom” in north-east Syria.

Qamishli - There are also political groups led by Christian militants in the new "Front for peace and freedom", the new alliance of organizations inaugurated in recent days in the city of Qamishli with the intent to unite in an autonomist orientation plan different forces operating in northeastern areas of Syria. The new cartel of organizations, inaugurated on Tuesday 28

July 31st, 2020|

Palestinian Christians issue a cry for hope, to end ‘exclusivity and apartheid’.

In a decisive document released earlier this month, Palestinian Christians insist that churches around the world bring their influence to what is happening in the cradle of Christianity, urging, “We cannot serve God while remaining silent about the oppression of the Palestinians.”  Global Kairos for Justice, a community of human rights advocates—Palestinian Christians, their friends and supporters around the world—released “Cry for

July 31st, 2020|

Local communities help UNESCO restore war-torn MENA heritage sites.

    A consequence of war and social unrest in the Middle East and North Africa in recent decades, has been the destruction of some of the region’s most ancient, treasured and culturally important monuments. A pioneer in the field of preserving and restoring them is Dr Shadia Touqan, a conservationist and architect who is director of the Arab Regional

July 30th, 2020|

Syria: the worsening plight of the poorest Christian families in Damascus.

“Here in Damascus, everything has become so expensive!” says Sister Joseph-Marie Chanaa. “The worsening plight of the people has forced me to get involved in the social sphere in order to help the poor and the suffering”, she adds – for originally she worked as a catechist. A member of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Besançon in

July 30th, 2020|

Gaza: St. Anne and St. Joseph groups create sense of unity among parishioners of Holy Family parish.

GAZA -  After the number of COVID-19 infected cases was largely reduced in Gaza, daily life started gradually to get back to what it was. Little by little, the streets bristled with people, the markets opened, and faithful were able to go back to churches and mosques to pray. At the Holy Family Church, the parishioners also were able to

July 30th, 2020|

Statement from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM - Concerning the rumors and the news circulating in the media about the sale of some properties in Nazareth, it is necessary to present the following clarifications: 1. It is not a secret that in the past years the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (LPJ) arrived at a huge deficit of about 100 Million US Dollars, because of past operational mismanagement,

July 30th, 2020|