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Friday 27 May 2022
1. In Syria, people continue to die and the world is indifferent
2. Buying a child in South Sudan
3. Will there soon be three popes?
4. Pope to meet with victims of Congolese conflict in Goma
5. When your job fills in for your faith
In Syria, people continue to die and the world is indifferent
Syria has disappeared from the media radar. And yet, it is suffering more and more. This is the cry of Archbishop Joseph Tobji, Maronite Archbishop of Aleppo. “Here, the situation is worsening day by day. 90% of the population lives below the poverty line while the world has forgotten us,” he told Vatican News. It is true that the fighting has almost disappeared from the territory, except in the north of the country. However, it is hunger that is now plaguing a population wounded by eleven years of international sanctions. “The entire population has fallen into begging,” says Bishop Tobji. And the war in Ukraine has pushed up the price of wheat and oil, making life almost worse than under the bombs, some of the faithful told the Maronite Bishop.