• Pope gets a Lamborghini, donates it to rebuild Iraq’s Christian region

    Pope gets a Lamborghini, donates it to rebuild Iraq’s Christian region

    • Nov 15, 2017

    Pope Francis received a personalized Lamborghini Huracan model on Wednesday as a gift from the Italian luxury car manufacturer. The car will be auctioned off and the earnings are destined to go to four charitable projects, including the reconstruction of the Nineveh Plains.

  • Despair, joy, defiance, and resignation all abound in unique Lebanon

    Despair, joy, defiance, and resignation all abound in unique Lebanon

    • Oct 14, 2017

    In many ways, Lebanon is unique in the Middle East. Christians are a robust 35 to 40 percent of the population, and the country has long had a tradition of power-sharing to make co-existence possible. The country is also, however, surrounded by chaos, and right now the strain of a very large refugee population is pushing both the government and the Church’s resources to the breaking point, which could unleash consequences no one can foresee.

  • Refugees say life is hard, but without the Church it would be impossible

    Refugees say life is hard, but without the Church it would be impossible

    • Oct 13, 2017

    Talking to Syrian Christian refugees in Lebanon, it’s obvious that life is hardly a walk in the park. However, to a person they also say that it would be infinitely worse without the assistance of the local Church. The Greek Melkite Archdiocese of Zahle, for instance, is spending roughly $2 million per year to provide housing, food, medication, schooling, and other basic necessities, as Lebanon copes with the world’s largest per capita refugee crisis.