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NearEast

 

The joy of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land

The announcement made during Sunday's Angelus that Pope Francis will visit Jordan, Palestine and Israel from 24 to 26 May, was welcomed with joy by ...

Tests of understanding

"I ask President Abu Mazen to come here to the Knesset and to recognise relationship between the Jews and the land of Israel". With these ...

A cry for peace throughout the earth

“May the cry for peace rise loudly throughout the earth!” Pope Francis repeated this call to the many faithful in St Peter's Square on Wednesday ...

The diplomatic corps called to the Vatican

In preparation for the day of fasting and prayer for peace and the vigil on Saturday with the Pope in St Peter's Square, the Secretary ...

Israeli raid in Syria increases tension in the entire area

Another Israeli air strike on Syrian territory yesterday has sharply rekindled tension throughout the region. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal al Medad, spoke of how ...

An end to violence in Syria

Enough bloodshed in Syria: may a political solution be found as soon as possible which puts an end to the tragic situation which is overwhelming ...

A future of peace for the Middle East

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, asked the participants in the meeting of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), ...

The UN says yes to Palestine as a Non-member Observer State

Palestine has become a Non-member Observer State of the United Nations. It was decided yesterday at the general assembly of the UN with a broad ...

Communiqué of the Holy See

Today the General Assembly has given majority approval to the Resolution by which Palestine has become a Non-member Observer State of the United Nations. 1. ...

Brave decisions for peace

The time has come to “make brave decisions for peace” and “to put an end to a conflict” which is having negative repercussions throughout the ...

The humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening day by day

With every passing day the humanitarian situation is worsening in Syria. The International Red Cross has launched an alarm: it is becoming difficult to deal ...

In Syria on behalf of the Pope and of the Synod

Benedict XVI has arranged to send a delegation to Syria to express solidarity and closeness to the tormented people of that nation, both on behalf ...

Truth and justice in Arabic

“The Arabic word haqq has two meanings: truth and law, in the sense of justice. No other language, as far as I know, has this ...

More than a million evacuees in Syria

There are more than a million Syrian evacuees because of the violence. About 230,000 of them have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Half this number ...

Putting a stop to bloodshed and violence in Syria

On Tuesday morning, 21 June, in the Clementine Hall, the Pope met with the members of the Assembly of Organizations for Aid to the Eastern ...

Kofi Annan meets Assad

A meeting between Kofi Annan, Special Envoy of the United Nations and of the Arab League, and President Bashir al-Assad is taking place today in ...

New evangelization in the Holy Land

About seven months ago Benedict xvi placed the Archbishop emeritus of Baltimore at the helm of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, ...

The Pope's aid to the suffering people of Syria

It is well known that the Holy Father has made several appeals for a stop to the violence in Syria, so that a path for ...

How to overturn history

What is the point of promising the right to vote to people who are not even free to drive, to travel, to receive medical care ...

Immediate assistance for those fleeing from suffering

On Friday, 24 June, the Holy Father met with members of the Assembly of Organizations for Aid to the Eastern Churches ( roaco ). The ...

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Oct. 20, 2019