» 08/21/2014, 00.00
LEBANON - IRAQ
For Eastern Churches, the use of force is legitimate to defend Iraq's Christians
The leaders of Eastern Churches call for the ouster of the Islamic state from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains. For Syriac Catholic Patriarch Yousef II Younan, the international community must have the "courage" to live up "to its principles." Mar Sako says Eastern Churches, when together are "big and strong".
27/06/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
Saving Qaraqosh, a Christian town torn between Kurds and ISIS
Boutros Mouchi, Syriac Catholic bishop of Nineveh, makes an appeal to ensure that Eastern Christians not be turned into "a wandering people." The town, once a safe haven, is likely to become the next battleground.
Patriarch Delly: World has forgotten Iraqi Christians
In the aftermath of the murder of the priest Paulos Eskandar, the Chaldean patriarch denounced the indifference of the international community which, coupled with persecution, threatens to "empty" the Middle East of its Christian communities.
16/01/2006 LEBANON - SYRIA
Sfeir: "Danger is at our door, let's stop terrorism"
From Bkerke, the Maronite Patriarch denounced the "terrorist acts which revive memories among the Lebanese of events already seen in the past". The government crisis in Beirut is in full swing, while Damascus prepares to welcome Ahmadinejad.
11/07/2005 SYRIA - LEBANON
Re-establish normal Syro-Lebanese relations, says the Patriarch of Antioch
Ignatius IV Hazim, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, in his visit to Lebanon, has invited young people "to work together in every which way for Lebanon's renaissance and help preserve a Christian presence, its witness and mission" in the country.
22/06/2016 09:11:00 LEBANON - SYRIA
Gregory III to "rebel" Melkite bishops: I will not resign under illegal and deceptive pressures
The Greek-Catholic synod due to have taken place two days ago lacked a quorum, with the absence of 10 bishops. They accuse the Patriarch of having bankrupted the Church patrimony. The faithful are scandalized. The Congregation for Eastern Churches pushes for dialogue.
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