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A light of hope in Aleppo

The Jesuits in Aleppo are bringing food and comfort to the people who are still suffering dreadfully

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Serving need not creed

Michael Zammit SJ recently met the Jesuit Refugee staff who cook meals for eight thousand people every day, in Aleppo, Syria.

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‘Inequality requires radical action’

The crisis is Syria was high on the agenda of a meeting of representatives from European Jesuit academic institutions, social research centres and advocacy groups. Eoin Carroll represented the Irish Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice.

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Doing all one can

Fr Bernard Arputhasamy SJ, who is getting medical treatment in Ireland at present, is the director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Jordan. The work is never-ending, and one has to get used to failing, to having to say sorry.

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“My brother” – his killer

"My brother": the last two words of Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ, spoken to his killer who shot him twice at point-blank range. Irish Jesuit Missions Office have made a moving video to commemorate this courageous Jesuit.

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‘Don’t forget us’ says Syrian Jesuit

Bishop Antoine Audo SJ is the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria. Recently two of his close friends, both bishops, have been kidnapped and disappeared. He’s in Ireland this week as a guest of Trocaire. He says he wants to thank the Irish people for their generous aid that’s so needed in his country. And he’s telling ...

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