An anti-government protester in Beirut demonstrates in front of riot police Dec. 15, 2019. (CNS photo/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters)
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service December 27, 2019
"The wounds of the Islamic State have not been healed yet, together with the ongoing violence, poverty, unemployment and poor services that have pushed thousands of people, especially youth, to demonstrate peacefully, demanding the right to live with dignity and freedom in a stable, secure and
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service December 16, 2019
"We want to help people feel the joy of Christmas," Sabine Bou Serhal, 22, a chief for the group, told Catholic News Service.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service December 03, 2019
Amid deadly protests in Iraq, a people's uprising in Lebanon and continued suffering in Syria, Catholic leaders of the Middle East called upon officials of their homelands to "ensure safety, peace and tranquility and stability for their citizens."
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service July 03, 2019
After enduring persecution, violence and uprooting, a group of Iraqi religious and laypeople are on the path to healing.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service June 25, 2019
The prelates noted that Christians "are an authentic component and founder" in Syria and Iraq. They called for solidarity among all citizens to build peace, hope and unity.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service August 30, 2018
While procedures are being put in place for Syrians to return to their war-torn country from neighboring Lebanon, the refugee crisis continues to linger and remains largely unchanged, a Caritas Lebanon official said.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service August 07, 2018
Held in a school, the seven-week day camp combines sports, games, art and activities such as cooking, music and dance with a mix of instruction in nutrition, hygiene, math, English and Bible study.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service July 17, 2018
In seven years of civil war, the Discalced Carmelites convent has suffered many food, water and electricity shortages, seen its windows shattered and a surrounding wall destroyed.
A man dressed as Santa is seen in Damascus, Syria, Dec. 24. Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East called for peace, security, prayer and solidarity at Christmastime.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service December 28, 2017
“This is our homeland and we insist (we) remain here.”
Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon gestures during an Oct. 9 news conference in Beirut. Following the prime minister's Nov. 4 resignation, Catholic leaders in Lebanon urged the international community and players concerned to stop wars and bring peace to the Middle East. (CNS photo/Mohamed Azakir, Reuters)
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service November 10, 2017
Catholic leaders in Lebanon urged the international community to stop wars and bring peace to the Middle East.