The sanctions have affected rebuilding after more than a decade of civil war and have hampered humanitarian work in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the region on Feb. 6, along with its multiple aftershocks.
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This was one of the most intense of the thousands of aftershocks that have followed the Feb. 6 earthquake, which to date has claimed more than 47,000 lives and more than 122,000 injuries in the border region.
Meeting in Beirut in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey Feb. 6, participants discussed how to apply the principles of synodality to the difficult circumstances most local Catholics experience.
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.