Women and children who fled from Idlib province gather around a fire in Afrin, Syria, on February 6. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in International Middle East

Human misery in northern Syria say Franciscan friars

AMMAN (CNS): Syrian government forces and Russian warplanes are bombing Idlib province, while tens of…

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Trump’s peace plan adds fuel to fire Holy Land Catholic leaders say

JERUSALEM (CNS): The Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land in the Holy…

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Demonstrators at a January 3 protest in Teheran against the assassination of Iranian General Soleimanin. Photo: CNS/West Asia News Agency via Reuters
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Deep anxieties after US drone strike assassination

“I think tensions have reached a level never seen before, and this is worrying and further complicates the situation in the region, which truly appears to be intensely heated.”

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Demonstrators stand next to Lebanese army soldiers during ongoing anti-government protests in Jal el Dib, Lebanon, on October 23. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Church leaders in Lebanon solidarity with protesters

BEIRUT (CNS): Amid an unprecedented, massive uprising of the Lebanese population demanding a sweeping overhaul…

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Putting out fires in Qamishli, Syria, on October 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Caritas helping people displaced by Turkish attacks in Syria

AMMAN (CNS): Church bells have been ringing in Qamishli and elsewhere in northeastern Syria, signalling…

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