Christians in the Middle East Archives - Crux



  • Aleppo’s Melkite archbishop looks to rebuild city from the ashes

    Aleppo’s Melkite archbishop looks to rebuild city from the ashes

    Melkite Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo spoke at a convention in early August to let people know that he has every intention of restoring Christianity to his city devastated by the war in Syria. He has been publicizing the motto, “Aleppo is waiting for you,” for Christians who have left and are weighing return.

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  • Faith-filled ‘transfiguration’ underway in Syria, one child at a time

    Faith-filled ‘transfiguration’ underway in Syria, one child at a time

    Aleppo has been one of the cities in Syria hardest hit by the country’s vicious civil war, with children experiencing the horrors of war before they even go to school or swim in a neighborhood pool. An innovative ‘Summer Oratory’ run by the city’s Latin rite parish, however, is said to be achieving a ‘transfiguration’ in those children, sowing the seeds of hope.

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  • Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    Vatican: Jerusalem needs “internationally guaranteed” special status

    A Vatican diplomat has told the UN Security Council the historical status quo of the holy sites in the Holy Land is “a matter of profound sensitivities,” and reminded them that Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Israel sparked a crisis by unilaterally installing metal detectors at the Temple Mount, leading to Muslims accusing the Jewish state of trying to expand control at the site under the guise of security.

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