- Jul 8, 2020
On Thursday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis is sending $200,000 in scholarships to Lebanon, currently in the throws of a massive economic crisis which risks being compounded by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Moving forward with an Israeli plan to unilaterally annex West Bank land could mean the end to the already languishing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, said the heads of the Holy Land churches.
Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic Church is drawing up a comprehensive social assistance and food aid plan to help needy families as more Lebanese slide into poverty amid the country’s financial collapse.
Catholic aid agencies helping the displaced in northern Iraq say they are reaching those in need as the COVID-19 situation slowly improves there.