Posts Tagged ‘Aleppo’

Marists of Aleppo say situation improving

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Marists of Aleppo say the situation in the Syrian city is improving. However unemployment and isolated attacks are still problems. The Marists are committed to helping the poor and needy. Nabil Antaki, who is a doctor and lay member of the Order of the Blue Marist friars, says living in Aleppo is “very expensive.” Salaries Read more

Aleppo conditions still “dire”

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Aleppo and the conditions people have to live in are still “dire” says a Syrian priest. Father Ziad Hilal said “Previously, the dollar used to be worth 50 Syrian pounds, today it is equivalent to more than 520 Syrian pounds. Ten times more! The people of Aleppo lack money to live on, few people have Read more

Biased coverage of Syria’s six-year conflict criticised by religious sister

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Biased coverage of Syria’s six-year conflict has been criticised by a religious sister working with Christian families in Aleppo. Sister Annie Demerjian, a member of the Sisters of Jesus and Mary, questioned why Western journalists focused on the plight of people in areas held by rebels and jihadis but seldom those in regions controlled by Read more

Peace for Aleppo

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Peace for Aleppo will come from God. The Catholic Bishop of Aleppo says the Christian faith is still practised in Aleppo. This is despite endless bombardment and a US strike which killed dozens of Syrian soldiers. Bishop George Khazen said a Mass of thanksgiving for Mother Teresa’s canonization on Sunday. “The church was full, the Read more

Babies are suffocating to death in incubators

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Babies suffocating to death in their incubators is a result of bombs targeting the  Syrian hospitals where they are being treated. Last month, four newborns in incubators fought for their lives in a small hospital in Aleppo, the besieged Syrian city. Then a bomb hit the hospital and cut off power—and oxygen to the incubators. Read more

Carmelite nuns refuse to leave Aleppo – stay to relieve suffering

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Carmelite nuns are refusing to abandon the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, preferring to stay and relieve suffering. This is despite intense bombing from both Syrian and Russian forces and severe food shortages. Only 40,000 Christians are left in Aleppo, according to reports. “The bombs are falling all around us, but we are not going to Read more

A priest in Aleppo, where God never ceases to amaze

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

“The parish is not yet directly under threat, but some of our neighbours risk their lives every day. Most of the jihadists who attack us do not even speak Arabic. They all come from faraway countries and have little to do with the Syrian revolution.” 43-year-old Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh, has been serving as a parish Read more