Patriarch Youssef Absi

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Syrians build a temporary camp to house families made homeless by a deadly earthquake in the town of Harim in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern Idlib province on the border with Turkey, on Feb. 8, 2023, two days after a deadly earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria.

Christian leaders in Syria call for an end to ‘unjust’ sanctions that they say hamper aid to the needy

Feb 8, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Three prominent Christian leaders in Syria issued a joint letter Tuesday calling for an end to sanctions against Syria. Read more

Pope Francis says Mass with Patriarch Youssef Absi at Casa Santa Marta Feb. 13, 2018.

Pope offers Mass alongside patriarch of Melkite Greek Church

Feb 13, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At Mass at Santa Marta Tuesday, Pope Francis concelebrated Mass with the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Youssef... Read more

The Melkite Greek Basilica of St. Paul in Harissa, Lebanon.

Youssef Absi elected Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Jun 22, 2017

The synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church elected on Wednesday Archbishop Youssef Absi as the Church's new patriarch, who... Read more