Catholics in Action

 

Solidarieta Nazionale earthquake

Catholics in Italy have been mobilising the patriotic social forces of the country under the organisation of the charitable association Solidarietà Nazionale in a nationwide action to help relieve the suffering and misery caused by the recent earthquake in central Italy.

Tons of foodstuffs, water, new clothing, toiletries, blankets, toys, over-the-counter medicines and such-like have already been amassed at designated collection points throughout Italy and is now in the process of being delivered to where it’s needed.

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End Wicked Sanctions: Syrian Patriarchs’ Joint Statement

Syria, Catholic and Orthodox Patriarchs

A humanitarian appeal issued on 23rd August, 2016, by Syria’s Christian Patriarchs to the international conscience have called for an ending to the siege imposed on Syria and the lifting of international economic sanctions on the Syrian people.

In their appeal, the three Patriarchs: John X Yazigii, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Gregorius III Lahham, the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem and Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, demanded the international community and concerned countries of power to lift the international sanctions on Syria.

Read more at The Syria Times

Asma al-Assad with Syrian war orphans

The Truth about Syria

A Catholic priest, until recently a member of the Society of Saint Pius X, writes to a friend:

“Laudetur Jesus Christus!

Only a preview.  This might be of interest to you in its fuller interview format.

I’ve known Senator Black for twenty years now and his recent position taken and public discourse is heartening, especially if one loves Syria — for her history, historical religious importance to Christianity, or even for the simple fact that until recently it was just about the only secular country in the region where Christians could continue to live freely in the land of their ancestors.  This I saw firsthand in 2007 and 2010.

With all good wishes in Our Lord”.