“The terrorists use these children and forcibly train them to fight in their ranks, whereas the girls are raped and forced to become their ‘brides.'”
“They see Christians as one of their enemies. They see Christians as thogut, an Arabic term for those who disobey God’s regulations. “
It is an initiative which aims to continue the Church’s mission in the current situation by what is currently the best means of communication in the region—radio.
“Dear benefactors, to all of you, your help made it possible to support our priests, who in turn took this help to our people, supporting and strengthening the faith.”
“I have to confess that after the justices had given their verdict I wept. There were times when I wondered if, after so long, justice would ever prevail in this case.”
“We are men and women of faith and our response to these tragedies as Christians must be to uphold the truth. “
“Political power, economic security, physical health: all of this is ephemeral and will not last. What matters most is charity, fraternity, and compassion—values as they were lived by Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta.”
In 42 countries renouncing or changing one’s religion can lead to severe legal and social consequences, ranging from ostracism within the family to even the death penalty.
“Sadly, we note how Lebanon has largely disappeared from the attention of the world in recent months. Yet the suffering of its people continues.”