- Jul 12, 2020
Earlier this week the Hungarian government announced that they will be providing nearly $1.7 million in aid to a project aimed at supporting hospitals in Syria – an initiative in step with the country’s longstanding support for persecuted Christians, particularly in the Middle East.
Although the sin of war committed by nations has caused great suffering to Christians in the Middle East, the Catholic Church must bear in mind its own sins, Pope Francis said.
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said although there is no special religious teaching concerning renewable energy in Catholic tradition, the concept of creation is very important for Christianity.
Christians in the Middle East, particularly those who have been forced from their homes by violence and persecution, need the support of the Catholic Church, a Vatican official said.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 Muslim defendants to a one-year suspended sentence for attacking an unlicensed church south of Cairo.
Bishops from three continents said their Jan. 17 meeting with students from the Bethlehem University nursing department satellite campus gave them a sense of hope.