Mary’s Meals to feed the refugee children

Mary’s Meals to feed the refugee children

This time mercy has taken its shape in the form of People’s Postcode Lottery, a Scottish charity organization. The organisation took efforts to fill the empty little stomachs of the children in the schools of Lebanon. With the funding from this organization Global child hunger charity named Mary’s Meals would be feeding these children. The […]

Christians in Syria have been forgotten, says Aleppo archbishop

Christians in Syria have been forgotten, says Aleppo archbishop

Christians had been forgotten in the ongoing Syrian conflict, said Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart, archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Aleppo. The humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict also contributed to their sufferings. “Half our population has left, and people live in extreme poverty,” said Aleppo’s archbishop. The Church offers help to the Christians […]

Pope calls for peace in Syria

Pope calls for peace in Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to the international community for the struggling Syrian civilians who were involved in the nation’s ongoing conflict. Pope said them that a political solution could only resolve the conflict and secure “a future of reconciliation and peace in that beloved and martyred country.” “I follow with deep concern the dramatic […]

UNESCO declares Jesus’ baptismal place as World Heritage Site

UNESCO declares Jesus’ baptismal place as World Heritage Site

The UNESCO on February had declared the site of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River as a World Heritage Site. The announcement ceremony conducted in Paris was attended by a delegation from Jordan including Archbishop Maroun Lahham of Medaba, patriarchal vicar for Jordan. In his speech, Archbishop Lahham described the site as a “a place […]

ISIS destroyed Iraq’s Catholic Monastery

ISIS destroyed Iraq’s Catholic Monastery

ISIS terrorists razed to ground the St Elijah’s Monastery of Mosul, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. The 1,400-year-old monastery has been serving as a centre for prayer and worship for many believers in the country, including the US troops. “I can’t describe my sadness. Our Christian history in Mosul is being barbarically leveled. We […]

Vatican parishes offer housing for two refugee families

Vatican parishes offer housing for two refugee families

As a response for Pope Francis’ appeal for European parishes to welcome a refugee family, two parishes of the Vatican offered housing for two refugee families. The parish of Sant’Anna provided a nearby apartment for a Christian Syrian family consisting of the parents and two children. The parish of St. Peter’s Basilica was the other […]

Priest freed in Syria after second abduction

Priest freed in Syria after second abduction

An Iraqi Franciscan priest, who had been kidnapped by a group of unknown jihadist militants in Syria for the second time had been released by the captors. The release of Fr Dhiya Aziz, had been confirmed by the Custody of the Holy Land, the Franciscan authority of the Holy Land, in a statement released by […]

A priest is missing in Syria

A priest is missing in Syria

A parish priest of Yacoubieh, near Aleppo had been missing for the past five days. A Franciscan priest, Fr. Dhiya Azziz was missing on his return journey from Turkey to his parish for the Christmas celebrations. He had gone to Turkey for visiting a family who had fled from Iraq after the invasion of ISIS. […]

Latin Patriarch asks for moderate Christmas celebrations

Latin Patriarch asks for moderate Christmas celebrations

Latin Patriarch called for a moderate celebration of Christmas calling for an end to arm trade. It was in Fouad Twal’s Christmas message that he had asked the faithful to reduce the Christmas celebrations. He urged them to give more priority to spiritual celebrations and to turn off the Christmas tree light for five minutes […]

Christian education institutions in Iraq promotes tolerance, says Fr. Yohanna Oaoc

Christian education institutions in Iraq promotes tolerance, says Fr. Yohanna Oaoc

Christian education institutions in Iraq were providing education to the children with the aim of promoting tolerance among them. Fr. Samer Soreshow Yohanna Oaoc, the rector of the Pontifical Babel College for philosophy and theology in Erbil, Iraq commented that Church leaders were providing “pastoral support, financial aid and, above all, education for these displaced […]