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Damage to the neighborhood near the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria

Priest laments that economic sanctions are preventing post-war recovery and reconstruction in Syria

Mar 9, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

"The economic blockade is causing great suffering today," said Father Hugo Alaniz, an Argentine missionary of the Institute of the... Read more

Pope Francis on Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis petitions Assad to protect weak and defenseless in Syria

Jul 22, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis, with concern for the humanitarian crisis in bombarded Idlib, has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to safeguard... Read more

The United States capitol building.

Sanctions on Syria's military a good step, Christian advocate says

May 22, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that issues additional sanctions against supporters of Syria’s Assad... Read more

First Lady Melania Trump and Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh of Syria.

Syrian nun awarded by US will back any leader who brings peace

Apr 15, 2017

By Elise Harris

As the conflict in Syria rages on, a Salesian nun honored by the White House as a “Woman of Courage”... Read more

The scene of a May 2015 attack on Christians in Aleppo.

Pope makes humanitarian appeal for Syria, as rebels lose Aleppo

Dec 12, 2016

Pope Francis has sent a letter to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad appealing for peace and for humanitarian relief, as the... Read more