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  • Vatican summit seeks comprehensive, global healthcare reform

    Vatican summit seeks comprehensive, global healthcare reform

    • Nov 17, 2017

    At a time when healthcare reform remains a hot-button issue in the United States, a Vatican summit is reminding the world that fully one-third of the human population has no access to healthcare or medicines at all, and around the world the cost of drugs and medical treatment often pushes people into poverty.

  • Envoy says everyone suffers in Syria, but Christians are ‘weakest link’

    Envoy says everyone suffers in Syria, but Christians are ‘weakest link’

    • Oct 19, 2017

    Syria once had relatively good relations between Christians and Muslims, but the civil war means that will be harder to achieve in the future, according to Italian Cardinal Mario Zenari, the pope’s ambassador in Syria. “For Muslims, it is a long way from separating religion from the state and reaching the concept of citizenship. Syria was ahead of it, it had a secular tendency,” he said.

  • New cardinal refused to abandon Syria when things got tough

    New cardinal refused to abandon Syria when things got tough

    • Oct 11, 2016

    When Pope Francis holds a consistory for the creation of new cardinals next month, one star of the show will be Archbishop Mario Zenari, the pope’s envoy in Syria, who has stubbornly refused to abandon his post amid the hardships and dangers of that country’s bloody war.

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