Arab Spring - Latest News
Jun 3, 2014 - 07:02 pm .- Egypt's Roman Catholic bishop has welcomed the election of Abdel Fattah El Sisi as the country’s new president, saying his leadership will benefit both Christians and Muslims.
Jan 18, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- A Catholic Coptic bishop has said he “very strongly” encourages Christians to accept Egypt's draft constitution for Egypt, voted on this week, citing the autonomy it grants to Christians, Muslims and Jews.
Nov 7, 2012 - 12:57 pm .- A delegation of bishops from the recent synod on the New Evangelization will not go to Syria as violence continues to ravage the country, Pope Benedict XVI announced Nov. 7.
Sep 9, 2012 - 04:40 pm .- Caritas Internationalis is ramping up its efforts to help the growing number of Syrian families who have fled the conflict in their homeland.
Sep 6, 2012 - 01:12 pm .- The Italian Jesuit who was exiled from Syria after criticizing President Bashar al-Assad says he is still hopeful for the country’s future despite its descent into war.
Aug 25, 2012 - 04:38 pm .- Syrian rebel forces have trapped over 12,000 Greek Catholics in a village near the Lebanese border, causing shortages of food, medicine and other urgent supplies.
Aug 23, 2012 - 02:17 am .- As fighting in neighboring Syria rages on, Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed that he will proceed with his trip to Lebanon as planned.
Aug 19, 2012 - 05:04 pm .- Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai of Antioch, the head of the Maronite Catholic Church, has warned that the armed conflict in Syria is affecting neighboring Lebanon and could trigger a major conflict in the country.
Jul 23, 2012 - 04:50 pm .- The Syrian rebels’ attack on Damascus has allowed radical Islamist groups to attack Iraqi refugees, Christians allegedly loyal to the Syrian government and other civilians.
Jul 14, 2012 - 05:28 pm .- The Franciscans in Syria are calling upon foreign powers to stop sending arms to the country after reports that over 200 civilians have been massacred in the village of Tremseh, potentially the bloodiest single incident of the Syrian conflict so far.
Jul 13, 2012 - 02:16 am .- Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos William has said he is optimistic about the future of Egypt following the country’s presidential election.
Jul 3, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III emphasized Egyptian Christians' national loyalty, as well as their need for guaranteed human rights, in a letter to Egypt's new president Mohammed Morsi.
Jun 26, 2012 - 12:34 am .- The victory speech of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has encouraged Coptic Catholic Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, who expressed optimism about the future despite others’ concerns.
May 30, 2012 - 12:20 am .- The Egyptian elections are causing serious doubts among the country's Christians about whether the next president will protect their rights, with the Muslim Brotherhood's commitment being especially unclear, a senior Catholic bishop in Egypt has said.
May 8, 2012 - 05:33 pm .- One of the Catholic Church’s leading experts on the Middle East says the Arab Spring is “no more.”

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