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As US mulls Syria airstrikes, Francis calls for peace

Apr 12, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

As President Trump considers airstrikes in Syria in response to a chemical attack that killed dozens of people, including women... Read more

The destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017.

What Catholic leaders had to say about US missile strikes in Syria

Apr 7, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

The Melkite Archbishop of Aleppo expressed regret and disappointment at Thursday’s U.S. missile strikes in Syria, saying he hoped for... Read more

Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top US bishop

Apr 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of reported civilian deaths by poison gas... Read more

Bashar al-Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic in Damascus April 24, 2007.

Congressional hearing considers Syrian war crimes tribunal

Oct 31, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

In a hearing before a congressional committee, policy officials called for the establishment of a Syrian war crimes tribunal to... Read more