Archivi tag: Syria

ASIA/SYRIA – Bishop of Aleppo: Western sanctions are a “death sentence” for the Syrian people

Aleppo – “Perpetuating the sanctions against Syria means condemning many people to death”. Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo for Catholics of the Latin rite, chooses clear and unequivocal words in describing the effects that the sanctions imposed by Western countries against the Bashar al Assad regime have on the daily lives of… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/SYRIA – Melkite Patriarch Youssef Absi: the Gospel can be proclaimed only for “a force that is not ours”

Latakia – In the present time, in which faith “is dying out in many regions of the world”, one cannot become and remain Christian by virtue of human strategies and formation courses. One can flourish and persevere in faith only if one sees at work “a force that is not ours, but that of theLeggi tutto »

ASIA/SYRIA – Successor of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Boulos Yazigi appointed in Aleppo, eight years after his mysterious disappearance

Aleppo – The Synod of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, led by Patriarch Yohanna X Yazigi, has appointed Bishop Efrem Maalouli as new metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox archieparchy of Aleppo and Alexandretta. The appointment also acquires importance in light of the fact that the assigned episcopal see had been vacant for more than… Leggi tutto »