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How Catholic hospitals can help heal Syria – literally

How Catholic hospitals can help heal Syria – literally

By Andrea Gagliarducc Rome, Italy,  (CNA/EWTN News).- There are about three million people without heath care in war-torn Syria, and the papal envoy to the country has launched a project to help some of them. Cardinal Mario Zenari launched the Open Hospitals project to enhance and empower three Catholic hospitals in Syria. He visited Rome’s Gemelli Hospital to help promote …

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US bishops: Trump’s refugee order will only harm victims of war, terror

Washington D.C., Jan 30, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic bishops and relief leaders were among the critics of President Donald Trumps order to implement stricter vetting on refugees and lower the cap for the number of refugees who can enter the United States. Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, in his role as chairman of the U.S. …

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Promoting reconciliation and forgiveness, Salesians remain in Syria

Credit: thomas koch/Shutterstock. By Blanca Ruiz Damascus, Syria, Nov 18, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Alejandro Len is a Salesian missionary who has lived more than 13 years in the Middle East, and in Syria since 2011 precisely when its civil war began. He has said that being there during the war is a sign of …

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Syrian children to unite in prayer for an end to violence

Aleppo, Syria,(CNA/EWTN News).- Christian and Muslim children of Aleppo, Syria will gather together in prayer on October 6 to plead for an end to the violence and devastation in their city and country. Archbishop Boutros Marayati, the head of the Armenian Catholic archieparchy in Aleppo, told a mission society news agency that the initiative will involve mostly primary school-aged children, …

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India and Iran: How these two ancient civilisations can curb radicalism

By Ghulam RasoolDehlvi Recently, I was in the capital of Iran, Tehran when the epoch-making trilateral relations were built between India, Iran and Afghanistan. After 15 years, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi visited Iran to rejuvenate the bilateral ties. He signed a $500m deal to develop Iran’s Chabahar port in a strategic effort to open up India’s trade …

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Sweden: Islamic State sympathiser jailed for five years for attempted terror strike

Copenhagen: A Swedish court on Thursday sentenced an Islamic State (IS) sympathiser to five years in prison on charges of preparing a terrorist attack. Representational image. Reuters The Attunda court in northern Stockholm considered that the 20-year-old Swedish convict, under temporary custody since last February, had possessed materials and equipment to make a bomb, and despite getting rid of some …

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