• The refugee family who welcomed the Bishop with a smile

    On a cool Wednesday autumn afternoon in Blacktown, John* and his wife Rebecca stand outside their temporary accommodation, awaiting Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv. As the Bishop arrives he is greeted with a warm smile from the couple and invited inside. Walking into their modest house the Bishop and...
  • People in Aleppo denied water and electricity

    Posted on 17 March 2016 By John Newton Jihadists may be to blame for cutting off essential water and electricity supplies in Aleppo, according to a bishop who fears for the lives of those affected. Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, the Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, told...
  • Entire Syrian communities starved into submission

    Source: John Pontifex, Aid to the Church in Need Posted 15 January 2016 Food has become “the most deadly weapon of war” in Syria, according to a leading Catholic charity’s Middle East projects coordinator, who says both government and rebel forces are blocking humanitarian aid to force entire communities...

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