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  • 19 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Caritas Lebanon: Stop conflict in Mideast and help victims
    (Vatican Radio) Caritas Lebanon’s President is appealing to the international community to intervene to end the crises in Syria and Iraq and assist the millions of people displaced by conflict. Fr. Paul Karam describes the current refugee crisis in Lebanon as “tragic,” with 1.6 million Syrians living out in the open or housed in tents and makeshift shelters. The number of Syrian refugees alone, he notes, represents more than one third of Lebanon’s current population of some 4 million.
  • 19 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Pope at Santa Marta: The courage to admit we are sinners
    (Radio Vatican) Having the courage to acknowledge that we are sinners enables us to receive Christ’s caress, His forgiveness, said Pope Francis Thursday morning during Mass at Santa Marta. The day's liturgy presents the Gospel of the sinful woman who washes Jesus' feet with her tears and anoints them with perfume drying them with her hair. Jesus is invited to the house of a Pharisee, "a person of a certain level of culture" - the Pope said – who "wanted to listen to Jesus", hear his ...
  • 17 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Pope at Santa Marta: Closeness and compassion
    (Vatican Radio) Beautiful homilies are useless if you are not close to the people, if you do not suffer with the people and do not give hope, they are vanity: This was Pope Francis’ reflection Tuesday morning during Mass in Santa Marta, the day on which the Church remembers the Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, bishop martyrs.
  • 16 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Word of Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako- Geneva
    In the framework of the conference entitled "Christians in the Middle East: Citizenship, Human Rights and their Future" taking place in Geneva, Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako delivered the following speech:
  • 16 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Patriarch Younan word in the conference "Christians in the Middle East: Citizenship, Human Rights and their Future"
    (Marie Therese Kreidi- Noursat- Geneva) In the framwork of the conference "Christians in the Middle East: Citizenship, Human Rights and their Future", Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan presented the following intervention:
  • 16 Sep 2014 | Church and World
    Press Communique of Church Leaders from the Middle East on the Human Rights Situation of Christians in Iraq and Syria
    (Marie Therese Kreidi- Noursat- Geneva) In the framework of the conference "Christians in the Mddle East: Citizenship, Human Rights and their future", please find below the press communique of Church Leaders from the Middle East on the Human Rights Situation of Christians in Iraq and Syria: