- Apr 10, 2020
In a private meeting with Pope Francis, Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East had an opportunity to sound the alarm regarding the survival of Christians in the region as a result of persecution, extremism, economic insecurity and immigration to the West.
Melkite Catholic bishops from around the world, gathering in Lebanon for their annual synod, called for reconciliation and peace in Syria.
A Melkite Catholic is seeking to visit her father’s grave, which is now surrounded by an Israeli military base.
Lebanon’s Catholic religious leaders appealed to the international community to stop the wars in the Middle East and to bring about a comprehensive and just peace.
Melkite Catholic Patriarch Joseph Absi called on attendees at the 51st National Melkite Convention “to support one idea, which is peace.”
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Patriarch Gregoire III Laham just after the Melkite Catholic Church seemed to have reconciled differences and decided to move forward. After a synod had been called in 2016, Melkite bishops called for Laham’s resignation.