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  • Isolated Catholic village on Lebanon/Syria border: ‘We beg you, help us!’

    Isolated Catholic village on Lebanon/Syria border: ‘We beg you, help us!’

    Located in northern Lebanon just a few minutes from the border with Syria, the Greek Melkite Catholic village of El-Kaa faces multiple existential threats, including Islamic extremism, a severe economic slump, and the sudden influx of 1,500 Syrian Christian refugees on top of the local population of just 2,500. Despite it all, they’re determined to stay, with a soaring new church a symbol of their resilience.

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