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Jesuit Refugee Service: After 12 years of war, Syrians are driven to the limit by earthquake suffering
February 09, 2023
“These are strong, courageous people of hope,” Daniel Corrou, S.J., the director of Jesuit Refugee Service/Middle East and North Africa, said. But even hope has its limits.
How to give to Catholic aid groups in Turkey and Syria
February 08, 2023
Catholic humanitarian agencies are launching emergency relief campaigns following Feb. 6’s devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey, which have so far killed more than 11,200 and injured upward of 40,900.
Pope Francis offers prayers for over 5,000 killed by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
February 06, 2023
Pope Francis expressed his “spiritual closeness” and “solidarity” with those affected by a pair of powerful earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria Feb. 6.
American Jewish tourist arrested in Jerusalem for vandalizing statue of Jesus
Judith Sudilovsky - OSV News
February 03, 2023
In a statement condemning the attack against a Christian site—the fifth in Jerusalem in five weeks—the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land said it was following the incident “with concern."
Pope Francis makes urgent appeal for peace in Holy Land
January 29, 2023
He called for dialogue “immediately and without delay.”
‘Church City’ is a refuge for Catholic migrant workers in Muslim-majority Qatar
Mariam Fam - Associated Press
December 15, 2022
From Masses to baptisms, weddings and confessions, the church provides a window into the religious life of Catholic expatriates in Qatar.
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