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The former "Holy Land College" of Aleppo, historic stronghold of the Custody of the Holy Land in the northern Syrian metropolis, has been officially returned by the Syrian State to the Franciscan...
The Executive Committee of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) held its meeting on Friday, September 18, which was hosted by Maronite Church-Bkerki and the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo,...
Four out of the five Franciscan friars working in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo tested positive for COVID-19, with two of them dying from the disease. The information was sent to Crux by Father...
Dr. Michel 'Abs, been elected new secretary general of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) to serve for a four-year term succeeding , to succeed Dr. Souraya Bechealany. This was reported at...
As Lebanese politicians struggle to form a new government, the Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is on the ground in Beirut to bring the solidarity of the Church and organize relief...
Pascale G. Debbané writes from Rome, where she represents the Middle East and Oceania for the Migrants and Refugees Section of The Holy See’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development. Monday, 14...
The persistent difficulties following the jihadist invasion of 2014 and the new problems linked to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic have not prevented Christians of the Nineveh Plain from...
The fatal blast in Beirut last month, August 4, 2020, became yet another blow to an already plagued country. In recent months, a financial crisis with a free-falling currency and rising unemployment...
Aloysius John, Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is in Lebanon to bring the Church’s solidarity to the suffering people and to coordinate relief efforts. Over a month has gone by since the...
Just weeks before Pope Francis is set to sign a new encyclical on human fraternity, the head of the Maronite Church is pointing to his own country of Lebanon as an example of how Christians and...
Quietly and politely they form a line in the hot sun outside the Socio-Medical Intercommunity Dispensary in the poor Beirut neighborhood of Nabaa. Some are elderly and live alone. Others have...
The restoration and rehabilitation of the Al-Tahera Church in the Old City of Mosul is well underway.In close coordination with UAE and local authorities, UNESCO concluded the first phase of...
Sister Marie Justine El Osta had just begun a spiritual retreat in a mountain convent 27 miles north of Beirut. Even in that remote location, the blast that rocked Lebanon’s capital on 4 August could...
A month after a blast in the port of Beirut killed nearly 200 people, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, Secretary of State of the Holy See Cardinal Pietro Parolin visited the city as the...
In August 2020, some 248 young people were confirmed in four separate ceremonies. Some 341 boys and girls are set to receive their First Communion in September and early October. The ceremonies were...
For Vatican insiders, the silence that followed questions about a possible papal trip to Lebanon addressed to the Holy See's Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, suggests that such an eventuality is...
In a joint statement, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, and Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) appealed to address the most urgent needs in the wake of the catastrophic explosion that...
Notable Russian and Syrian military and religious figures attended a ceremony whereby the cornerstone of a miniature replica of the iconic Hagia Sophia was laid down in al-Suqaylabiyah, northwest of...
“Tuesday, August 4, marks the worst day in Lebanon since the civil war,” said Michel Constantin. The soft-spoken husband and father of three has witnessed much in his native city, joining the...
In his General Audience on Wednesday, September 3, His Holiness Pope Francis stressed his and the Church’s solidarity with this troubled nation, Lebanon. The Pope's unwavering support for and...