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Syria: Nuns Have Narrow Escape from Death

A religious Sister in Damascus has told how she, fellow nuns and students narrowly escaped death February 20, 2018, when the sky “turned black” on one of the deadliest days of the conflict in the Syrian capital.
Describing the situation at her convent in the Bab Touma district of Damascus’s Old City, Sister Annie Demerjian said that a rocket landed very close by and that had it exploded she and some of the university students “would have been wounded or killed”. …

https://zenit.org/articles/syria-nuns-have-narrow-escape-from-death/


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Pope to Ambassadors: ‘We Are Dealing With Homicidal Madness Which Misuses God’s Name’ to Kill

We are dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God’s name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power.’

Pope Francis stressed this when addressing the diplomatic corps of all ambassadors accredited to the Holy See this morning in the Apostolic Palace, during the annual tradition of exchanging greetings and addressing them.

Acknowledging the suffering that is plaguing the world, he said:…

https://zenit.org/articles/pope-to-ambassadors-we-are-dealing-with-homicidal-madness-which-misuses-gods-name-to-kill/

 


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‘To Kill in the Name of God Is Satanic,’ Says Pope

‘To Kill in the Name of God Is Satanic,’ Says Pope


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Pope: ‘In World Thirsty for Peace, Let Us Allow Olympic Games to Inspire Us’

Pope: ‘In World Thirsty for Peace, Let Us Allow Olympic Games to Inspire Us’


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Syrian Christians Fear Persecution by ISIS in Lebanon as Well

Syrian Christians Fear Persecution by ISIS in Lebanon as Well