Every second Saturday of the month, 4 pm - Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ. Followed by refreshments.
Next Liturgy: Saturday 9th September, 4pm

To purchase The Divine Liturgy: an Anthology for Worship (in English), order from the Sheptytsky Institute here, or the St Basil's Bookstore here.
To purchase the Divine Praises, the Divine Office of the Byzantine-Slav rite (in English), order from the Eparchy of Parma here.
The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email johnchrysostom@btinternet.com for details.

"It's Now or Never: The Return of the Eastern Christians to Iraq and Syria" - John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need gives the annual Christopher Morris Lecture in the Society's 90th year. Monday 27th November at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 pm Divine Liturgy, 7-15 pm Lecture, 8-15 pm Reception. £10 donation requested. RSVP to johnchrysostom@btinternet.com







Thursday, 28 November 2013

SYRIA - LEBANON In Lebanon, more than 800,000 Syrian refugees living in the open or shacks - Asia News

Asia News - By the end of December, at least 3 million Syrians will have found refuge in neighbouring countries. For the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, the situation is likely to get worse with the arrival of winter. In Lebanon, most refugees live in 960 makeshift camps. The most serious situation is in the Bekaa Valley. About half of the 800,000 refugees are under 17. Cor Unum, Caritas Lebanon and Rome's Bambin Gesù Hospital for Children launch a health mission for Syrian refugee children.
 Beirut (AsiaNews) - The war in Syria continues to drive hundreds thousands of people across the border into Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. By the end of 2013, the number of refugees fleeing the conflict could rise to more than 3 million, this at a time when winter is setting in.

In Lebanon, the situation is even more serious according to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), whose November report, AsiaNews received today.

According to the World Bank, since the refugee emergency hit Lebanon in 2011, Lebanon has spent US$ 2.6 billion to cope with it.

Read the full report here:
SYRIA - LEBANON In Lebanon, more than 800,000 Syrian refugees living in the open or shacks - Asia News
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