Cardinal Mario Zenari

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Cardinal Mario Zenari takes possession of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci in Rome, Italy on March 25, 2017.

Cardinal who stayed in Syria says ‘time is running out’ for recovery after 10 years of war

Mar 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A cardinal who remained in Syria for the entire duration of the 10-year civil war has said that he fears... Read more

Cardinal Mario Zenari in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 19, 2016.

Cardinal tells diplomats: 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

Oct 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The apostolic nuncio to Syria met with diplomats accredited to the Vatican Thursday to inform them that an estimated 11... Read more

The Syrian flag.

Cardinal says Syria has been hit with a ‘poverty bomb’

Sep 18, 2020

By Courtney Mares

After nearly 10 years of war, the Syrian people have now been hit with a “poverty bomb” amid the coronavirus... Read more

Cardinal recounts heroic hope of families facing atrocities in Syria

Aug 24, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a keynote address at the World Meeting of Families on Friday, Cardinal Mario Zenari outlined the atrocities lived by... Read more