Articles on this issue "war"
Poverty-Stricken Youth Lured and Indoctrinated by Extremists
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Jihadist training camps housing as many as 1,500 children as young as nine have been discovered in the …read more
Youth Paving the Way To Bring Back Joy in the Midst of Suffering
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Bright colors set off the sullen grey of destruction: children and young people have painted one of the streets …read more
Three African Christians in eastern Libya have been kidnapped by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. According to Abouna.org, ISIS claimed responsibility for the act in a statement on social …read more
The United Nation’s World Food Program announced that funds earmarked for Syrian refugees will be cut, leaving thousands of refugees at risk of starvation. According to Fides, the cut in …read more
City is at Center of “Most Violent Clashes”, Says Local Archbishop
Thousands of Christians in the Syrian city of Hassakè are fleeing their homes following attacks by the so-called Islamic State on June 25th. According to Fides, nearly 120,000 people have …read more
“We have no news about our churches and monasteries, because we have no one left in Mosul to report on it"
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A leading Iraqi prelate has called on world government to increase their efforts to defeat ISIS and restore …read more
Anniversary marks another wound in heart 'already pierced through and through'
This report is contributed byMarta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. -- It was one year ago this week thattens of thousands of Christians fled from Mosul, certain that they would soon …read more
Killing of children described as tactic to take away hope
Since April, there has been nothing but bad news for Syrian Christians, who most recently saw the city of Idlib fall to ISIS. Today even Aleppo is threatened. “The morale of the people is …read more
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Helping Christians in Iraq.' Published on June 5th, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the …read more
Encourages 'Learning the Lessons of History,' But Remembering God 'Gives Us the Present and the Future'
Pope Francis today recognized the long path of reconciliation yet to walk in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but he said the region can become a "sign of unity" for the world. The Pope said this at …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of Pope Francis' homily during the Mass he celebrated which begun at 11 a.m.this morning at Koševo Stadiumduring his one-day apostolic visit to Sarajevo: *** …read more
Reflects on Sufferings Plaguing Families Around World Caused by Poverty
In his weekly public audience this morning,Pope Francis decried the poverty plaguing families around the world. During the General Audiencein St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father said the next …read more
This article is contributed by John Newton, with reporting by Oliver Maksan, from Aid to the Church in Need. -- Priests in Syria have appealed for prayers for kidnapped priest Father Jacques …read more
Pope Francis prays civil leaders will persevere in their search for the common good and a culture of peace
As Europe and the world celebrate Victory in Europe day and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Pope Francis is praying that the human race might learn from the past. The Holy …read more
The Maronite Patriarch has expressed concern about the religious situation in Lebanon given the precarious situation of Sunni Muslim refugees from Syria.
This report is provided by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * In an interview at his official residence, Cardinal Bechara Rai told international Christian charity Aid to the …read more