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  • Christian refugees say without Church, we’d be crying ‘tears of blood’

    Christian refugees say without Church, we’d be crying ‘tears of blood’

    • Oct 9, 2017

    Tens of thousands of Christian refugees in Lebanon, having fled an ISIS genocide, are often slightly better off than Muslim refugees due to assistance from the local church and global Catholic groups such as Aid to the Church in Need, but they still report harsh living conditions, mounting discrimination related to anti-refugee resentments, and a strong desire for something else — going home, settling here, or moving on.

  • Controversial prelate dubbed ‘Chaplain of the PLO’ dies at 94

    Controversial prelate dubbed ‘Chaplain of the PLO’ dies at 94

    • Jan 2, 2017

    Critics saw Archbishop Hilarion Capucci as the leading symbol of a tendency among some Middle Eastern bishops to be uncritically pro-Palestinian, anti-Israeli, and occasionally anti-American, but others hailed him as a “lion of a man” and a prophet for justice.