• Lebanon marks subdued Good Friday

    Lebanon marks subdued Good Friday

    • Apr 2, 2021

    In Lebanon, Christians marked Good Friday with subdued masses in near empty churches and heavy rain as they geared up for a second Easter in a row under strict lockdown.

  • Christians mark Good Friday as holy sites gradually reopen

    Christians mark Good Friday as holy sites gradually reopen

    • Apr 2, 2021

    Christians in the Holy Land are marking Good Friday this year amid signs the coronavirus crisis is winding down, with religious sites open to limited numbers of faithful but none of the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the Holy Week leading up to Easter.

  • Lebanese cardinal criticizes Hezbollah in leaked video

    Lebanese cardinal criticizes Hezbollah in leaked video

    • Apr 2, 2021

    At the risk of compromising the appeasement efforts aimed at facilitating the formation of a new government, Lebanese media on Thursday broadcast a leaked video in which the top Christian leader openly criticizes the Shia Hezbollah movement, accusing it of harming the country by dragging it into regional conflicts.

  • Pope gives $350,000 to help suffering Iraqi families

    Pope gives $350,000 to help suffering Iraqi families

    • Mar 31, 2021

    Before returning to Rome from Iraq March 8, Pope Francis left $350,000 to assist families still suffering the impact of conflict or in dire straits because of the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, said Cardinal Louis Sako, the Baghdad-based patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church.