» 03/28/2013, 00.00
SYRIA - LEBANON
"Weariness and resignation" among the civilians in war-torn Aleppo
A Syrian Christian doctor talks about the situation in the northern Syrian city. Divided between loyalists and rebels, battered by gunfire, shelling and air strikes, the city has seen a rise in poverty and crime, especially kidnappings for ransom. A "fragile" Christian minority suffers along with Muslims.
19/07/2016 17:03:00 SYRIA
Aleppo: Humanitarian tragedy unfolds as 200 thousand people risk starvation
Food, bread and other basic necessities lacking for days. United Nations denounces block in aid distribution. The government's siege of the eastern part of the city could be a turning point in the Syrian conflict. In the northeast of the country a Syrian Orthodox Church on fire; behind the raid (maybe) Islamic State militiamen.
07/07/2016 14:08:00 SYRIA
Vicar of Aleppo: Truce, for some relief to a population exhausted by bombings
For Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen the situation in the northern cities "is still though". People fear to go out onto the streets to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Improvement in electricity and water supplies. Church offers rare moments of leisure for a battered community with summer camps. Thanks to Pope Francis for his support and solidarity.
03/01/2006 LEBANON - SYRIA
Sfeir and Ignatius IV preach peace in beleaguered Mid-East
The Maronite Patriarch drew attention to the urgent need to distance oneself from hate and the language of death, while his Greek-Orthodox counterpart in Antioch criticized those "who preach collaboration and do nothing but commit massacres and murders".
28/02/2005 LEBANON - SYRIA
Syria out, say Lebanese Christians and Muslims
Religious leaders reiterate importance of intra-Lebanese dialogue and demand respect for the country's sovereignty.
13/06/2016 12:07:00 LEBANON
Lebanon and the Middle East "consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for peace in the region"
For the third consecutive year, the Maronite patriarch renews devotion to Our Lady. The rite was celebrated in the Basilica of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. Card. Bechara Rai speaks of the evil that comes in the form of conflicts, wars, death, displacement, arms, fanaticism and terrorism. The consecration linked to a movement of "prayer and penance".
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