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Why is the Syrian Church not condemning Assad, but criticizing the rebels and the UN?

Three experts on the Middle East explain the reason behind this ecclesiastical position and whether it clashes with the ideas of Pope Francis.

Middle Eastern Church leaders put Syrian crisis in context

Christians lose, no matter who uses chemical weapons or what the response is, they say

U.S. and Russian airstrikes in Syria killed hundreds of civilians, says UN

Syria also continued to carry out illegal chemical weapon attacks, according to war crimes investigators

Pope again begs peace for “martyred nation” of Syria and Holy Land

"We must pray for these brothers and sisters of ours."

UN aid workers accused of forcing Syrian refugees to trade sex for food

Girls and women reportedly were coerced to provide "sexual services" in exchange for aid.

Syria: The heroism of Christians in Aleppo deserves to be supported

A firsthand testimony by Father Firas Lufti, a Franciscan and vicar at the parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Aleppo.

The Maronites of Aleppo: between the greatness of St. Maron and the tragedy of the Syrian war

For the feast of Saint Maron, we offer you an overview of this saint and his flock

War in Syria: “We cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel”

According to the Apostolic Nuncio in Syria, the Turkish intervention in the country opens a new phase of the war, which is difficult for the Syrian people.

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