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In one of the poorest parts of Lebanon, the Church sustains body and soul

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“For around two years we have been going through a terrible economic crisis in Lebanon. The people are desperate, they need everything. Food, electricity, medicine, milk, at every level they need things to be able to survive.#

‘Violence against Christian women is a weapon in the war against religious minorities’

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“We were able to document that mothers and their children are a growing target group. You are not only removing a single person from the group of Christians, but a mother and her progeny.”

In Lebanon, economic crisis threatens closure of Catholic hospital

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The hospital is in desperate need for money to pay its staff, feed its patients, buy expensive drugs, the prices of which have more than tripled due to the devaluation of the Lebanese pound.

No Christmas lights for Aleppo, but hope is in big supply

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“I thought it was done, destroyed, how could it be restored? It took a lot of effort, and slowly, slowly, the Lord gave us the grace of giving us a new Christmas.”

Syria: ‘They would not let us ring the church bells’

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Moufida recalled how the armed Islamist groups invaded their village. “They took away our livelihood, our money and our homes.”

Lebanon: ‘I became a refugee, just like the Child Jesus’

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““They attacked us with guns, although we were completely defenseless. They killed 15 young people and burned down five houses. Everybody fled. We ran, along with everybody else, not taking anything with us except the clothes on our backs. We ran out of our homes and fled.”

7000 rosaries for the children of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains—a gift to Mary!

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“The kids were excited when they came to pick up their rosary. Then they all, about 90, gathered on the altar to pray a decade.”

Bahrain: The Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia will be consecrated Dec. 10

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The construction of the Cathedral marks a big step forward in Church-state relations and is also a testimony to the ever-increasing number of Catholics in the region.

Christian home in Iraq is fire-bombed

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“We wonder, who cares about us and our suffering, as we are citizens among the people of this country.”

Key to Lebanon’s stability is neutrality, says former President Sleiman

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“Lebanon is not an independent or free country anymore due to the Iranian interference in Lebanese affairs carried out by Hezbollah.”

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