People pray during Mass at the Maronite Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection in Beirut. File photo: CNS
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Maronite Catholics help as more Lebanese slide into poverty

BEIRUT (CNS): Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic Church is drawing up a comprehensive social assistance and food…

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The Israeli settlement of Har Homa on the hillside overlooking houses in Bethlehem in the West Bank. Photo: CNS
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Holy Land Church leaders oppose plans to unilaterally annex West Bank land

JERUSALEM (CNS): “An array of plans for Israel to unilaterally annex West Bank land, backed…

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People walk past a damaged building with graffiti alluding to Covid-19 encouraging people to stay at home in Idlib, Syria on April 18. Photo: CNS/ Reuters
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Threats to religious freedom and health in northeast Syria

AMMAN (CNS): Advocates for religious freedom and medical practitioners have expressed concerns about the Covid-19…

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A nurse wearing a protective suit takes the temperature of a Palestinian boy in a special tent for pediatric and maternity Covid-19 patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital in East Jerusalem on April 16. Photo: CNS
Posted in International Middle East

East Jerusalem Catholic hospital gets coronavirus unit for Palestinians

JERUSALEM (CNS): When the Israeli Ministry of Health asked St. Joseph’s Hospital, run by the…

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A family from of pilgrms from South America attends Ash Wednesday Mass at Our Lady of Peace Chapel in the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Centre on February 26. Photo: CNS
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As Covid-19 spreads, not all Holy Land sites open

JERUSALEM (CNS): On March 6, CNN reported that the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian Authority…

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