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Middle East - Latest News
May 6, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Bishop Elias Zaidan of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles said that the prospect of one of the few democratic nations in the Middle East becoming a failed state would have dire consequences.
Feb 23, 2020 - 07:00 am .- War is madness, Pope Francis told bishops gathered in the Italian city of Bari in a speech that warned against populist sentiments and condemned countries that sell weapons that fund wars in the Middle East.
Jan 29, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- The proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan announced this week is “no solution,” Catholic bishops of the Holy Land said on Wednesday.
Jan 14, 2020 - 12:47 am .- With fewer than 1,000 Christians in a population of 1.8 million, the Christian population in Palestine’s Gaza Strip today is less than half of what it was 10 years ago.
Jan 9, 2020 - 05:00 am .- In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for the sake of the poor, who suffer when the common good is disregarded.
Nov 15, 2019 - 04:28 pm .- The U.S. bishops and the Knights of Columbus have professed their solidarity with the people of Iraq and Lebanon, telling the Catholic patriarchs of the region that they are praying and working for peace and security.
Oct 30, 2019 - 12:06 am .- A nationwide ceasefire is essential to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen, which has been in a civil war since at least 2014, said the Holy See’s permanent observer to the U.N. on Tuesday.
Jun 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Catholics walked through Syria’s Wadi al-Nasara, or “Valley of the Christians,” this Pentecost, praying the rosary, alternating between the Arabic and French prayers for each decade.
Jul 7, 2018 - 01:43 am .- Joined by heads of Christian Churches in the Middle East, Pope Francis Saturday condemned the “complicit silence” and indifference of the world to the conflicts tearing the region apart, and urged Christians to pray for peace.
May 16, 2018 - 04:46 am .- Expressing his sorrow for those who have lost their lives, Pope Francis Wednesday called for peace and dialogue in the Middle East, which has faced increased violence during the transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Mar 3, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Martin Mosebach is the author of “The 21: A Journey into the Land of the Coptic Martyrs.”
Nov 6, 2017 - 03:18 pm .- Persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq deserve a better future after suffering at the hands of the Islamic State group.
Nov 2, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- “Iraq needs aid now, or it will be without Christians,” said Fr. Luis Montes, a missionary priest has been serving in the Middle East and the Holy Land for more than 20 years. His current mission is a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, that houses 120,000 people.
Dec 8, 2016 - 03:02 am .- U.K. officials drew strong criticism for denying visas to Middle East bishops from regions that have suffered Islamic State group persecution, preventing them from attending a cathedral consecration.
Dec 5, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- Pope Francis endorsed a recent conference dedicated to the conservation and restoration of art and heritage within the Middle East, as a means to defend the rights of the human person. 
Oct 31, 2016 - 12:21 pm .- Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of aid and activism can help Christians survive as a merciful, forgiving leaven in the region.
Oct 14, 2016 - 06:17 am .- Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of aid and activism can help Christians survive as a merciful, forgiving leaven in the region, said the head of the Knights of Columbus Wednesday.
Jul 15, 2016 - 12:40 am .- If peace is to be achieved in the Middle East, it will be a joint effort, requiring the cooperation of political authorizes, religious leaders and civilians, said the Holy See’s representative at the United Nations.

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