by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
The Syriac Catholic Church
Former Syriac Catholic Patriarch Dies
Catholic News Service (11 April 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Mourning the death of Syrian-born Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, who died April 7 in a Rome hospital, Pope Benedict XVI also prayed for the people of the Middle East living through difficult times.
Syriac Patriarch Remembered as Luminary who Built Bridges
Catholic News Service (17 April 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Cardinal Ignace Moussa
Daoud, the former patriarch of the Syriac Catholic
Church, was remembered as great spiritual father and
luminary who built bridges of understanding and honest
dialogue, both at the ecumenical and interfaith levels.
Picture of the Day: Hailing Mary
An altar server stands near a statue of the Virgin Mary in greater Stockholm's Syriac Catholic church. (photo: Magnus Aronson)
Picture of the Day: Syrian Monastery Ransacked
A monastery north of the Syrian capital of Damascus was ransacked by masked gunmen around 6 p.m. on 22 February.
"A Faithful Pastor" Is Mourned
Pope Benedict sent condolences to the people of the Middle East following the death of Cardinal Ignace Moussa Daoud, who died on 7 April in a Rome hospital.
The Syrian government has expelled Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian Jesuit and vocal advocate for peace and understanding.