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People react as they sit on the wreckage of collapsed buildings, in Aleppo, Syria, on Feb. 7, 2023. Rescuers raced to find survivors in the rubble of thousands of buildings brought down by powerful earthquake and multiple aftershocks that struck eastern Turkey and neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“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.
OSV News
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.
people stand by burnt out and collapsed buildings in syria searching for survivors
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
Pope Francis expressed his “spiritual closeness” and “solidarity” with those affected by a pair of powerful earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria Feb. 6.
Judith Sudilovsky - OSV News
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."
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
He called for dialogue “immediately and without delay.”
A line of altar servers receive Communion from a priest, all in white robes
Mariam Fam - Associated Press
From Masses to baptisms, weddings and confessions, the church provides a window into the religious life of Catholic expatriates in Qatar.