Church combats domestic violence in Arabian peninsula

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov 19, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The family ministry office serving expatriate Catholics in the Arabian peninsula held a workshop last week to help end domestic violence by creating awareness and a change in attitudes. The symposium is aimed at creating violence-free families, and is concerned by the ignorance and silence on domestic violence within the migrant worker communities in Arabia. The Catholic family ministries symposium on violence free … [Read more...]

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As winter looms, Syrian refugees now fear ‘dire’ shortfalls in aid

Amman, Jordan, Nov 16, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Refugees who have fled violence in Syria and Iraq may face further significant problems in meeting their basic needs if funding shortfalls for U.N. food and refugee assistance are not met. “If the U.N. cuts assistance we are going to be in a very, very difficult situation. We are frightened. We are barely managing,” Amer Fahd Al Naser, a 38-year-old refugee from Homs, told reporters through a translator Oct. 27. Al Naser, … [Read more...]

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How can you support Christians in the Holy Land? Go there.

Gaza City, Nov 16, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- If you’re looking for a way to support Christians in the Holy Land, consider making a pilgrimage, advises an Italian cardinal who himself recently visited Palestine and Israel. “I believe that we must step up the pilgrimages to the Holy Land,” Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa said in a recent interview with the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. “This is possible and we need not be afraid. … [Read more...]

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‘Red flags’ in Kenyan vaccine controversy demand answers

Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 13, 2014 / 01:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers in charge of a controversial vaccination campaign in Kenya should be transparent and cooperate with the Kenyan bishops’ request for investigation of the program, says a leading Catholic bioethicist. “There are aspects of this that need to be raising red flags because of history and because of the way it was all being done. But raising red flags doesn’t mean that there’s something that actually has … [Read more...]

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The Lebanese model: a multi-religious solution for Syria and Iraq?

Beirut, Lebanon, Nov 13, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The apostolic nuncio to Lebanon has said the country is a model of multi-religious coexistence that could help resolve violent sectarian conflicts in the Middle East. “There are no majorities or minorities here, but each one is part of the whole,” Archbishop Gabriele Caccia told several Catholic reporters in a recent meeting at the nunciature in Jounieh, Lebanon. “Even at this moment, if we look at a solution for … [Read more...]

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Food, blankets and hope – nuns risk lives to serve Syrian refugees

Beirut, Lebanon, Nov 12, 2014 / 04:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Near the Lebanon-Syria border, two religious sisters are among the staff members at a refugee service center working to give relief – and hope – to thousands who have fled the armed conflict in Syria. “I keep my hope in prayer,” Sister Micheline Lattouff, a Good Shepherd Sister, told CNA at a Nov. 1 meeting with journalists in Beirut. “I seek how to help the children, how to help the families,” … [Read more...]

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‘Keep our faith alive,’ Nigerian bishop urges in wake of bombings

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Nov 11, 2014 / 12:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The violent onslaught of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has forced the Diocese of Maiduguri, which has suffered most from the militants, to effectively shrink to half its size according to its bishop. Since Boko Haram began its offensive nearly five years ago, half of the parishes in the Diocese of Maiduguri have been deserted, according to Bishop Oliver Doeme. Ongoing violence has also displaced nearly half the local … [Read more...]

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