Syria Tag

LET US PRAY WITH POPE FRANCIS • After praying the Angelus, the Holy Father made an appeal for Syria, after an alleged chemical attack took place in the town of Duma.— “There is terrible news from Syria, the bombing of dozens of victims of which many of them were women and children. News of so many people affected by chemical substances contained within the bombs. We pray for all the dead, for the wounded, for the families who suffer. There is no good and bad war, and nothing, nothing canRead More
LET US PRAY WITH POPE FRANCIS – IN JUNE • “May the Spirit grant peace to the whole world. May He heal the wounds of war and of terrorism, which even this [Saturday] night, in London, struck innocent civilians: let us pray for the victims and their families.” With these words, Pope Francis asked the universal Church to unite their prayers for peace and for the victims of the attacks in London on the eve of Pentecost. Another #prayforLondon hashtag? As we remember Manchester, Paris, and Berlin, we run theRead More
ITALY/EUROPEAN UNION, by Álvaro Real, vía Aleteia.org • 700 people have been taken in during the last year, thanks to the humanitarian corridor made possible by the San Egidio Community.  This is a record number if we take into account the statistics of refugees being taken into European Union countries. This initiative has made it possible to take in more refugees in 2016 than those taken in by the 15 countries of the European Union. This project has had unprecedented success after just one year in existence, and allows refugeesRead More
CHRISTMAS WITH POPE FRANCIS• Before giving his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” blessing, Pope Francis proclaimed his Christmas message to thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and the whole world from the main balcony of the Vatican Basilica.  He traced his way around the world, recalling outbreaks of violence, terror, war, and pain – both those events that are well-known and those that have almost been overlooked. He gave assurances that “the power of this Child, Son of God and Son of Mary, is not the power of thisRead More
ARGENTINA/SYRIA/IRAQ, Ma. Isabel Ubierna,  Mater Dei Hospital, Missionary of the Pilgrim Mother and Nazareth • On 27 June 2016, Mater Dei Hospital invited Sr. Guadalupe Rodrigo, a missionary of the Incarnate Word Religious Family, to give a testimony about persecuted Christians in the Middle East. At that time, four Schoenstatt Pilgrim Mothers were presented that would go to Syria and Iraq. Today, months later, we can report news about them. The Pilgrim Mother is in Bagdad and Erbil Bagdad, the capital of Iraq, is located in the center of theRead More

Posted On 19.12.2016In Covenant solidarity

#PrayforBerlin

schoenstatt.org • With our prayers, we are with the victims of Berlin, with their families and friends, with the helpers, the medical staff, the police, the journalists, the politicians who are carrying such a heavy load and responsability now. Mary, Mother of God, our Mother, their Mother, bless them, comfort them, guard them all in this night and in these days. On Christmas. Them all, in Zurich, in Turkey, in Syria and at all those places of suffering, violence and war that do not make it to the media. TitleRead More
ITALY, Pamela Fabiano • An update on Aleppo and Sister Maria Guadalupe’s story On our site for some months now, we have tried to keep the attention and the interest alive on the events taking place in Syria and Iraq, as much as possible. The war, as we all know, does not appear at all to be diminishing and unarmed people cannot do anything else but flee – again, where?  – or live in hardship amid the ruins of cities razed to the ground. However the media around the worldRead More
SYRIA/GERMANY by Domradio • The war in Syria does not end – politics does not find a solution. The only thing that can help is to pray? Perhaps. It is precisely for this reason that an initiative in Niederrhein, Germany, has emerged and on Monday, 5 December, a prayer chain will begin at the pilgrimage place of Kevelaer. domradio.de: What do you think will be accomplished by praying together in the coming Mondays of Advent that have been not been accomplished after all the international efforts for Syria? Dr. ElkeRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • During his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis repeated his appeals to help the suffering nation of Syria. According to Vatican Radio, at the conclusion of the audience, Francis lamented “the dramatic news concerning the fate of the people of Aleppo.” After a ceasefire collapsed last week, rebel-held areas of Aleppo were heavily bombarded, creating a plight for the areas’ 250,000 residents.  This morning, the Syrian military announced it was launching concentrated air strikes in Aleppo and nearby areas, targeting insurgent heldRead More
COVENANT SOLIDARITY by AICA and editors • In his words, after leading the Angelus on Sunday, the Holy Father reiterated his condemnation of the “deplorable acts of terrorism and violence” that have taken place in the last few days. Francis said he was “once again shaken by the sad news of the deplorable acts of terrorism and violence” in which “many innocent people lost their lives.” He expressed his closeness to the families of the victims and the injured, and invited them to unite themselves in his prayer, because thisRead More