News SYRIA

MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta

BASSEM MROUE
Eastern Ghouta
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small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta just outside of Damascus on Monday while the area’s largest armed rebel group said it agreed with Russian forces to have the wounded evacuated from the besieged territory. State-run Syrian TV broadcast footage showing a group of men, women and children it says left the town of Madyara after it was captured by Syrian troops on Sunday. The TV showed several women carrying babies and welcoming the Syrian army,...
TUESDAY 06 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Syria crisis: violence halts aid delivery to Eastern Ghouta

Aid trucks had to leave before they could finish unloading supplies

PHILIP ISSA
Red Cross in Syria
T
he first aid delivery in weeks to reach the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus was cut short after Syrian government forces began shelling the area while aid workers were still inside, a local council said Tuesday, amid a renewed escalation in the government’s deadly aerial and ground campaign. Aid trucks had to leave before they could finish unloading supplies on Monday, as the eastern Ghouta suburbs suffered their worst day of violence since the U.N. Security Council demanded a 30-day...
TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Syria: Assad and Putin celebrate success in fight against terrorism

The Kremlin leader acclaims "results" achieved. For Moscow, the "definitive" defeat of the rebel groups is imminent and it is time to "shift" attention to the "political process".

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Syria: Assad and Putin celebrate success in fight against terrorism
Russia is about to end its military operation in Syria that tipped the scales in the devastating war in favor of government forces, President Vladimir Putin said at surprise talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, congratulating him with the "results" obtained in the fight against terrorism in the Arab country at war since March 2011. Putin hosted Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday ahead of...
TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Lebanon PM TV interview confirms the doubts of the Lebanese

Hariri gives an interview to Paula Yacoubian after a week of silence following his resignation.

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Lebanon PM TV interview confirms the doubts of the Lebanese
When Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation in a televised speech from Saudi Arabia last weekend, it stunned his country and created a mystery that lasted for more than a week. Early yesterday morning, Paula Yacoubian, a Future TV journalist, received a phone call from Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri, her direct boss as the owner of the TV network. “You’ve been seeking an interview for some time now. You can come now," he told her. The interview was...
FRIDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

"Astana 7": what future for Syria

GIACOMO DE SENA
The seventh round of peace talks for Syria, held on 30 and 31 October in Astana, ended with the publication of a joint declaration signed by the Russian, Turkish and Iranian delegations. In the halls of Rixton Hotel, in the capital of Kazakhstan, were present all the delegations that, from the beginning of 2017, are taking part in the talks in Astana, a collateral initiative to the talks in Geneva, strongly wanted by Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan, that has succeeded in the intent to bring...
TUESDAY 01 AUGUST 2017, IN TERRIS

BUILDING PEACE AMONG THE RUINS OF SYRIA

IRENE CIAMBEZI
BUILDING PEACE AMONG THE RUINS OF SYRIA
The first 500 Syrians welcomed in the cities of Nimes and Le Mans arrived in France few days ago, through the project of humanitarian corridors, thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Community of Sant'Egidio, the Protestant Federation of France and the French Episcopal Conference. In Italy, instead the project started a year and a half ago and has allowed up to now the flight of 850 people from the refugee camps...
MONDAY 31 JULY 2017, IN TERRIS

IN THE INFERNAL CIRCLE OF BRAZILIAN PRISONS

MICHELE BOTTAZZA
IN THE INFERNAL CIRCLE OF BRAZILIAN PRISONS
We are in João Pessoa, a city of Northeast Brazil with about 800,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1585 with the name of Filipéia de Nossa Senhora das Neves, it is known as the third oldest city of Brazil. The Community Pope John XXIII is present in this region from about 20 years and in the last 14 years is socially active with the prisoners at the service of the local Diocese, with the modalities provided for by the Law of Criminal Executions: Article 24 provides that "every prisoner has the...
TUESDAY 20 JUNE 2017, IN TERRIS

"I, SYRIAN REFUGEE, I TELL YOU ABOUT OUR CALVARY"

SIMONE PELLEGRINI
"At the tables of the negotiations sit only those who have economic and political interests on Syria. The only right that is left to us, real victims of the war and true lovers of Syria, is to choose how to die in silence. But we, in the deafening noise of weapons, we claim the right to raise our voices…". This is the appeal that Hsyan Abd El Rahim, elementary school teacher originating from the area of Homs, in Syria, addressed to the international community in the name of so many others...
WEDNESDAY 31 MAY 2017, IN TERRIS

THE PROPHETIC VISION OF FATHER DALL’OGLIO

DAMIANO MATTANA
THE PROPHETIC VISION OF FATHER DALL’OGLIO
"Alive and dialoguing". This is the way Father Federico Lombardi, former director of the Press Office of the Holy See, defined Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, Jesuit and founder of the monastic Catholic Syrian community Mar Musa, in Syria, disappeared almost 4 years ago in Raqqa, during the escalation of the Syrian conflict. The priest of the Society of Jesus was the central figure of the afternoon of 29 May in the Centro Astalli, where the journalist Riccardo Cristiano presented his book focusing...
FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2017, IN TERRIS

War games, but this is not a game

ANGELO PERFETTI
War games, but this is not a game
For the moment it looks like a great game of strategy, but it is not. It is something much more dangerous, it is a test of strength, a deploy of power, sending adrenaline to the armed forces. Just a spark an everything will explode, and for the moment Europe - distracted by the French elections - does not seem to have understood the full extent of the risk. Or maybe it cannot do anything against the deployment of forces that is beginning to move from West to East. You may say: but there...
NEWS
Pope Francis and Andrea Riccardi
ANNIVERSARY

Pope calls for a ‘globalization of solidarity’

Francis visited the Sant'Egidio Community on 50th anniversary
Donald Trump
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

White House: a new plan to prevent school shootings

Trump vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns
Militant groups
BLASPHEMY LAW

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

Frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law
Students against guns
FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING

Florida School shooting: gun bill on governor’s desk

After massacre of 17 people by a teenager
African women
AFRICA

Women, milestone of the Church in Africa

Church of Africa about women
Pope Francis
POPE' APOSTOLIC JOURNEY

Pope Francis in the Baltic countries in September

Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to three Baltic States
Pope Francis on March 8th
MARCH 8TH

International Women's Day: more equality in Church

Hansen, S.J. about the lack of women in leadership roles in the Roman Curia
Vatican’s Clementine Hall
MIGRATION

Pope to Migration Commission: dialogue to end suffering

Francis met the International Catholic Migration Commission