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Appeals to Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petr Poroshenko To End Bloodshed of Innocent Civilians and Engage in Dialogue
In identical messages sent to Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church has called for the end to the bloodshed in Ukraine. According to a communique by the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed “d...read more
Articles from section "Conflicts, War and Terrorism"
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Talks about His Experience in Iraq, First as Nuncio and then as Papal Envoy
“It is Pope Francis’ intention to go to Iraq and I believe, without a doubt, he will do so, although I cannot foresee the opportune moment now because everyone understands that this is still …read more
Expresses Gratitude for Pope’s Appeal at Sunday’s Angelus Address
The family of kidnapped Jesuit priest, Father Paolo Dall’Oglio thanked Pope Francis for his appeal during Sunday’s Angelus address. Following the recitation of the Angelus prayer with …read more
The Pontifical Council Cor Unum is planning a third meeting on September 17 with Catholic charitable organizations, active in counteracting the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. It is also …read more
Also Remembers Orthodox Bishops As Second Anniversary of Abductions Approaches
Pope Francis appealed for the release of Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, a Jesuit priest kidnapped two years ago in Syria. The Italian priest, who worked in Syria for the past 30 years, was …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * From the Christian town of Deir al Ahmar it's only a few miles to the Syrian border. Tens of thousands of …read more