- Sep 25, 2020
As Lebanon’s Catholic leaders appealed for help for their country, international and U.S. organizations appealed for donations for Beirut, capital of a country already suffering from a severe economic downturn.
For over 20 years, eastern Congo been beset by war and conflict, with rival gangs fighting for control over the region’s rich mineral resources. While other aid organizations and NGOs have fled the area as a result of rising insecurity, religious sisters have remained.
A priest in the Philippines who became famous in 2017 for his heroics during a kidnapping by Islamic terrorists, died on Wednesday from a heart attack.
Earlier this week Christians in Syria, particularly members of the Maronite Catholic Church, got a silver lining amid the woes of war and the coronavirus when the ancient Cathedral of Saint Elijah in Aleppo was formally reopened after years of restoration.
A new report from Catholic charity organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) says that unless immediate action is taken, Christians in Iraq could dwindle to a staggeringly low number due to fears over security and corruption.
The British government is being called on to assist religious minorities around the world who are facing further hardship due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.