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President al-Assad receives letter from Pope Francis reiterating support for restoring stability in Syria

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday received a letter from His Holiness Pope Francis, delivered by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. …

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Ala calls for lifting sanctions imposed on Syrian people

Rome, SANA- Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala called for lifting unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people. Ala, meeting Foreign Minister of …

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Pope Francis calls for making efforts to rebuild trust in Syria

Vatican, SANA – Pope Francis called for making concerted international efforts to rebuild trust in Syria in order to enable Syrian refugees to return home. In a speech Monday to …

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President al-Assad receives letter from Pope Francis expressing heartfelt sympathy with Syria

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad received a letter from Pope Francis delivered by Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, Cardinal Mario Zenari, who was received by the President on Monday. Pope …

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Pope Francis prays for victims of terrorist bombings in Tartous and Jableh cities

Vatican, SANA-Pope Francis prayed for eternal rest to the victims of the recent terrorist bombings which took place in Tartous and Jableh. During his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square, …

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Pope Francis expresses hope cessation of fighting actions in Syria would end the crisis

Vatican, SANA – Pope Francis expressed hope that cessation of fighting actions in Syria would lead to ending the five year-long crisis. Cessation of fighting actions started last Friday midnight …

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch, Pope urge international community to seek an end to violence and terrorism

Havana, SANA – The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Pope Francis signed a joint declaration after their first historic meeting in Havana, Cuba on Friday. They …

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Archbishop of Sao Paulo: Syrians are example of people who do not succumb to despair

Sao Paulo, SANA – Catholic Archbishop of Sao Paulo, Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, presided upon mass for peace in Syria and the Middle East at the Sao Paulo Cathedral upon …

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Pope Francis says Ottoman mass murder of Armenians is genocide

Vatican, SANA – Pope Francis stressed Sunday that the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule 100 years ago amounted to “genocide”. Speaking at a Vatican church service in Rome, …

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