Tag: Franciscans

Franciscan friars are helping Christians in Syria

An estimated 300 Christian families live in western Syria, where the leading jihadist groups force them to uphold Sharia law.

Nuns in Poland care for newborn in baby box

The archdiocese of Warsaw stated that next to the baby girl, there was a note that said she was born on August 24 at 3:00 am

Japanese Catholics gratefully commemorated St. Maximilian Kolbe

In 1982, Pope John Paul II canonised Father Kolbe and declared him a martyr of charity.

Hundreds of Christians at risk in northwestern Syria

Despite the volatile situation, two Franciscan priests are still carrying out their pastoral work in the Oronte valley.

How Franciscans in Syria are helping kids heal from war trauma

"Lots of them lost parents, some of them had mutilation, losing hands or legs, and they are afraid of everything."