Articles on this issue "war"
“Hope and progress come only from the choice for peace"
At 9 o’clock this morning, with the singing of Tierce, the 4th General Congregation of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops opened. Pope Francis invited those present to …read more
"Comforting the people and encouraging them to persevere has become an indispensable effort. Helping the faithful in their distress has become a priority for me"
Here is a letter from Aleppo, written by the archbishop of the city,Jean-Clément Jeanbart, reflecting on his 20 years of service here, as he now fights for his faithful to stay in Syria. The …read more
Ahead of Pope's Visit to War-Afflicted Nation, Archbishop of Bangui Condemn's Being 'Passive'
The archbishop of the Central African Republic's war-afflicted capital ofBangui says the country's authorities must take on their responsibility to mitigate the suffering of the population. …read more
"Never again war!" Pope Francis exclaimed after today's catechesis at the general audience. This appealwas made as the Holy Father reflected on the end of the Second World War in the Far …read more
This reflection is written by Archbishop Samir NASSAR and provided to ZENIT by Aid to the Church in Need. * * * This absurd war has torn apart Syria for five years, forcing so many young …read more
Sunnis From Syria Change Religious Demographic
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A senior Lebanese cleric fears for the future of his country’s Christian community. His worries stem from the …read more
The Southern Sudan Council of Churches Hopes to Promote Reconciliation in War-Torn Country
A council of various Christian churches in South Sudan launched a peace initiative to help end the ongoing conflict in the country. According to Fides, the Southern Sudan Council of Churches …read more
Pope Francis says that only ifwe allow our hearts to be opened by God’s love, faith blossoms. Speaking to the thousands of faithful gathered this morning in a hot St. Peter's Square during …read more
Refugees Reflect on One Year Anniversary of Invasion of Nineveh Plain
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A year ago, on Aug. 6, 2014, the life of Iraqi Christians was changed for ever: more than 120,000 faithful, …read more
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