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Remember the ongoing suffering of Syria, pope urges.

ROME — While the world must pay attention to Russia’s war on Ukraine, it cannot forget Syria and its people, which have been under the threat of bombs and violence for a dozen years, Pope Francis said. “You are rightly concerned about the survival of Christians in the Middle East — so am I. It is a concern, one that

June 23rd, 2022|

Collating, an essential component of archivists’ work.

JERUSALEM – At the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, one of the missions of the archives office is to ensure the proper preservation and accessibility of its collections. The archives are divided into three sections: historical (1847 to 1948), intermediate (1948 to 2016) and current (2016 to present). One of the periodic activities of an archive service is collating: in other

June 23rd, 2022|

Syrian desert monastery seeks visitors after years of war.

A Syrian desert monastery that was once a hub for interfaith dialogue, attracting tens of thousands, has reopened to visitors after more than a decade of war and isolation. "We yearn for people to return. We want to see them pray and meditate with us once more, so that they may find here a space for calm, silence and contemplation,"

June 23rd, 2022|

ACN increases support for Christians in Syria.

A TOTAL OF 22 NEW PROJECTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR FUNDING IN SYRIA, a country which remains very close to the heart of the Catholic Church, as has been repeatedly expressed by Pope Francis, but where Christians are finding it increasingly difficult to survive. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has increased its support for Syria, to try and

June 23rd, 2022|

Stories of Hope From the Holy Land.

The work of CNEWA in the Holy Land demonstrates the many ways the papal agency and its generous donors “try to be instruments of hope” amid suffering, said Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari in a live broadcast from Jerusalem on 8 June. “We’re not the source of hope. The source of hope is Jesus alone,” he told a virtual audience that

June 23rd, 2022|

Christian Relics Found When Restoring Ancient Assyrian Church.

Laborers doing restoration work at the historic Syriac Orthodox Mar Thomas Church in Mosul which was severely damaged by ISIS, have uncovered some one dozen ancient relics and parchments belonging to several saints. According to a report in PIME AsiaNews, a news agency of the Catholic Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, six stone containers with Aramaic inscriptions of saints and

June 23rd, 2022|

New Dam Could Drown Ancient Iraqi City of Ashur.

Just two short months ago, the reopening of Ashur was celebrated by local Iraqis singing and dancing in traditional regalia. Many had fled their homes after the onslaught of Islamic State (Isis). The festivities recalled the spring processions that took place in the city thousands of years ago, with modern-day Assyrians, as well as other citizens of Iraq's multicultural society,

June 23rd, 2022|

Bishop Hinder: Vicariate of Arabia, A migrant Church grown in faith.

The Swiss-born bishop is preparing to entrust the mandate to his successor Msgr. Martinelli. In his last pastoral letter, he expressed his "gratitude" for a reality that has matured in 18 years of missionary work. With ups and downs, from the pope's visit to the killing of the four Missionary Sisters of Charity in Aden.  Abu Dhabi (AsiaNews) - "Gratitude"

June 17th, 2022|