I Want to Believe: German Monastery to Shut Its Doors After Almost 900 Years

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Sputniknews - 17/10/17 An ancient monastery in western Germany in operation for almost 900 years will close its doors permanently by January 2018, citing a shortage of monks and the excessive financial burden of maintaining its property. As the Catholic church sees significant declines in its faithful, so too are the numbers declining of those who dedicate their lives ...

Syrian Christians, in fear of Jihadists, begin to take up arms with Assad

15/10/13 As the Syrian civil war drags on, the rebels no longer simply want to topple a tyrannical regime. Now they want to replace the government with an Islamic-centered state, with Christians now joining President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Members of the religiously neutral Free Syrian Army, which started waging the conflict two years ago, are being supplemented ...

The Truth About Syria: Persecution of Syrian Christians Cries Out For Prayer and Action

By Deacon Keith Fournier 6/21/2013 Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) Christians preceded Muslims in calling Syria their home. They must not be forced to leave this ancient and holy land. We are living in a new missionary age. Whether in the West, where the memory of Christian influence fades under increasing persecution inflicted by rabid secularism and godless materialism and nihilism, ...