Results from Tag: 'syria'
At least one person was killed and several were injured Sunday in an attack on the inauguration of a Greek Orthodox church in Syria’s Hama Governorate. There are reports of one or two deaths from the attack, and as many as 12 wounded.
The Register interviews Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan on the increased emigration of Christians from Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.
In his address to the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Syria, Cardinal Sandri also announced that a conference would be held in March 2022 bringing together Catholic groups overseeing aid to the country.
The apostolic nuncio explained that the Lebanese financial crisis, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, internal corruption, and foreign sanctions have all contributed to the deepening poverty in Syria caused by ten years of war.
Cardinal Mario Zenari, the Vatican’s diplomat in Syria for the past 13 years, has said that after nearly a decade of war, the Syrian people had now been hit with a “poverty bomb” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The pope offered encouragement to charities seeking to rebuild Syria, which continues to suffer from a war that began in 2011, and Iraq, which fought a bloody battle with Islamic State forces from 2014 to 2017.
Located in modern-day Istanbul, Hagia Sophia was built in 537 as the cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
A new report names Australia as one of the primary locations where Iraqi Christians emigrate, with at least 139,000 moving there since 2007.
An interview with Sister Annie Demerjian of the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary