Syria

September 2, 2014

Islam on the Beach and the Rapid Islamization of Turkey

September 12, 2014

Bishops of Philippines Declare Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq and Syria

The initiative ties in with the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

July 30, 2014

Prayer Vigils in U.S. Mark Desperate Plight of Iraqi Christians

Chaldean Bishop: ‘We want the U.S. to weep with us, but it is not paying attention.’

July 23, 2014

Over a Million Syrian Refugees, Turkey’s PM Erdogan Didn’t Bargain For

Catholic Charities Playing Key Role in Heartbreaking Setting

June 2, 2014

Remember Suffering Syrians, Relief Agency's Leader Urges

Catholic Relief Services CEO Carolyn Woo told a Vatican assembly that there ‘is no end in sight at this point’ to the crisis in the Middle-Eastern country.

April 30, 2014

Argentinian Religious Sister Heeds Pope’s Call, Heads to Syria

It is estimated that 6.5 million Syrian people have been internally displaced by the civil war.

April 8, 2014

Jesuit Priest Murdered in Syria Witnessed to Christ’s Love

Father Frans van der Lugt of the Netherlands was caring for the fewer than 30 Christians that remained in a city that was blockaded by the Syrian government nearly two years ago.

April 4, 2014

U.N. Registers Lebanon’s Millionth Syrian Refugee

Reporters embedded in the Middle Eastern country content the unofficial number is much higher.

December 25, 2013

Pope's Christmas Urbi et Orbi Address - Full Text

December 20, 2013

Vatican to Host January Meeting to Seek Peace in Syria

The meeting will take place Jan. 13, just a few days before U.N.-backed peace talks begin on ending the conflict.

November 25, 2013

Putin Meets Pope, Human Dignity and Syria Focus of Talks

September 13, 2013

Applying Pope's Syria Efforts to Defend the Unborn and Marriage

September 11, 2013

The Francis Effect: New Proposals Give Peace a Chance in Syria

President Obama makes his case for armed intervention in a televised address, but backs away from requesting swift congressional authorization for a military strike.

September 7, 2013

Pope: In the Silence of the Cross, Uproar of Weapons Ceases

Full text of Pope Francis' homily at the Vigil of Prayer and Fasting in Saint Peter's Square, Saturday 7 September 2013.

September 6, 2013

Pope Francis and the Church’s Witness Against War

COMMENTARY

August 30, 2013

Doubts About the Case for a U.S. Strike on Syria

Even a "limited" strike, say critics, is no substitute for a coherent policy with a specific, defensible goal.

August 30, 2013

Pope Francis and Jordan's King Urge Dialogue to End Syria Civil War

The Holy Father urged support for 'fruitful dialogue.'

August 30, 2013

Patriarch Twal: Attack Syria on What Authority?

August 29, 2013

Holy See Urges U.S. to Seek Peaceful Resolution to Syria Crisis

Pope Francis said meeting and dialogue, not confrontation, offer the most hopeful option.

July 1, 2013

Catholic Leaders Decry U.S. Arms to Syrian Rebels

Christians, Minorities Caught in Crossfire

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