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The beatification of Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh in Jal el Dib, Lebanon, on June 4, 2022.

Catholic priests martyred under Ottoman Empire beatified in Lebanon

Jun 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh were martyred in 1915 and 1917 respectively. Read more

Fr. Leonard Melki, pictured in Lebanon in 1911.

Pope Francis recognizes martyrdom of Lebanese priests killed under Ottoman Empire

Oct 28, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Wednesday advanced the sainthood causes of nine men and women, including two Lebanese priests martyred under the Ottoman Empire.  Read more

Senator Lindsey Graham speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2015.

Senators reportedly blocked Armenian genocide resolutions at White House request

Nov 25, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Congressional resolutions recognizing the Armenian genocide were reportedly blocked by Republican senators at the direction of the White House.  Read more

Bishop Flavien-Michel Malké of the Syriac Diocese of Gazireh, who was martyred Aug. 29, 1915, and will be beatified Aug. 29, 2015. Public domain photo.

This Syriac bishop will be beatified on the 100th anniversary of his martyrdom

Aug 11, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Saturday Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing the martyrdom of Flavien-Michel Malké, a Syriac Catholic bishop who was killed... Read more