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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service September 21, 2020
"We ask you, Lord, through the intercession of our Mother Virgin Mary, the star of the sea in the storm, to lead our homelands, our churches and our people to the port of safety,” Cardinal Rai pleaded.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service September 16, 2020
A month after the devastation of the Beirut port explosion, people are being comforted by their priests as they try to resume their lives.
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service September 04, 2020
A month after a double blast struck Beirut, Pope Francis’ closest collaborator assured the Lebanese: “The whole world supports you.”
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Doreen Abi Raad - Catholic News Service August 20, 2020
Although the lives of those attending that Mass were spared, so far 12 parishioners have died from the blast. Father Mouannes has no idea how many have been injured.
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.