Churches express solidarity for Lebanon, wounded by the explosions

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The Chaldean patriarch joins the Maronite Church, which will hold a day of fasting and prayer tomorrow. Card al-Rahi urges the faithful to take part in the day of recollection and repentance for a “wounded nation”. India offers her solidarity. The Holy Land will send offerings to the needy. The World Council of Churches extends its compassion to Continue reading

Beirut Explosion Devastates Country

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Lebanon (International Christian Concern) – On Tuesday evening, a massive explosion on the Beirut port devastated Lebanon. Damage is reported on buildings up to six miles away from the initial blast. Shock waves reached the shores of Cyprus, and Syrian residents in Damascus also reported being impacted. Information regarding the impact Continue reading

Syria announces plans for replica Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia – Nserrano Wiki image Source: International Christian Concern Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has announced that it will build a replica of Turkey’s Hagia Sophia, showing its opposition to Turkey’s latest decision converting the church into a mosque. Russia pledges to assist Syria in the construction of this replica. They claim Continue reading

Priest Missing in Syria for Seven Years

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 Syria (International Christian Concern) – The end of July marks the seven-year anniversary of when Father Paolo Dall’Oglio went missing in Syria. The Jesuit priest had worked in Syria for 30 years prior to his kidnapping, and founded a monastic community just north of Damascus. Continue reading

Turkey Creates Religious Freedom Propaganda Video

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Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Following President Erdo?an’s recent decision to reopen Hagia Sophia cathedral as a mosque, Turkey has faced widespread international criticism for neglecting religious freedom protections. In response, Turkey has engaged multiple tools of propaganda intended to demonstrate how they are a Continue reading