#ShortNews: Isolated Catholic village on Lebanon/Syria border: ‘We beg you, help us!’

Located in northern Lebanon just a few minutes from the border with Syria, the Greek Melkite Catholic village of El-Kaa faces multiple existential threats, including Islamic extremism, a severe economic slump, and the sudden influx of 1,500 Syrian Christian refugees on top of the local population of just 2,500. Despite it all, they’re determined to stay, with a soaring new church a symbol of their resilience.

“Christianity was born in the Middle East, Christians have always been in the Middle East,” he said. “We’ve survived wars, we’ve survived everything, and we will survive to the end.”


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